Socio-Economic Panel

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Socio-Economic Panel
(SOEP)
Established1984
FacultySociology, Economic, etc.
Location
Berlin
,
Germany
AddressSozio-oekonomisches Panel (SOEP)
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstraße 58.
10117 Berlin - Germany
Websitewww.diw.de/en/soep

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP [/'zœp/], for Sozio-oekonomisches Panel) is a longitudinal panel dataset of the population in Germany. It is a household based study which started in 1984 and which reinterviews adult household members annually. Additional samples have been taken from time to time. In 2015, there will be about 14,000 households, and more than 30,000 adult persons sampled. Some of the many topics surveyed include household composition, occupation, employment, earnings, health and life satisfaction. The annual surveys are conducted by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Kantar Group. The survey is funded by the German Federal Government and the State of Berlin via the «Bund-Länder-Kommission» (State/Federal State Commission) for Educational Planning and Research Promotion.[1]

Data are available to social science researchers in Germany and abroad in SPSS/PSPP, SAS/DAP, Stata, R/S-PLUS and ASCII format. Extensive documentation in English and German is available online.

SOEP data are integrated into the Cross National Equivalent File (CNEF) which contains panel data from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain and the United States. The data distribution of the SOEP for researchers outside of Germany is supplied with the CNEF by a group at Ohio State University. Application to use this international distribution has to be made to the DIW Berlin.

Subsamples[edit]

Sample Start-Year Households Persons Description
A West-German (residents) 1984 n=4,528 n=12,245 Head is either German or other nationality than those in Sample B
B Foreigners 1984 n=1,393 Head is either Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Greek or from the former Yugoslavia
German reunification
C East-Germans 1990 n=2,179 n=4,453 Head was a citizen of the GDR (expansion of survey territory)
D Immigrants 1994/1995 n=522 n=1,078 At least one household member has moved to Germany after 1989 (expansion of survey population)
E Refreshment 1998 n=1,067 n=1,923 Random sample covering all existing subsamples (total population)
F Innovation 2000 n=6,052 n=10,890 Random sample covering all existing subsamples (total population)
G High Income 2002 n=1,224 n=2,671 Monthly net household income is more than 4.500 Euro (7.500 DM)
H Refreshment 2006 n=1,506 n=2,616 Random sample covering all existing subsamples (total population)
I Incentive/Refreshment 2009 n=1,531 n=2,509 Random sample covering all existing subsamples (total population). Since 2011 it is no longer a part of the SOEP Core study. It is now a part of the new SOEP Innovation Study.[2]
J Refreshment 2011 n=3,136 n=5,161 Random sample covering all existing subsamples (total population)
K Refeshment 2012 n=1,526 n=2,473 Random sample covering all existing subsamples (total population)
L1 Cohort Sample (2007–2010) 2010 n=2,074 n=7,670 part of the study “Families in Germany” (FiD), at least one household member born between Jan 2007 and March 2010
L2 Family Types I 2010 n=2,500 n=8,838 part of the study “Families in Germany” (FiD), at least one of this criteria: single parents, low-income families, and large families with three or more children
L3 Family Types II 2011 n=924 n=3,579 part of the study “Families in Germany” (FiD), at least one of this criteria: single parents, large families with three or more children
M1 Migration (1995–2010) 2013 n=2,732 n=7,445 Immigrated to Germany after 1995 or second-generation immigrants
M2 Migration (2009–2013) 2015 n=1,096 n=2,638 Immigrated to Germany between 2009 and 2013
M3/4 Refugee Sample 2016 n=3,320 n=9,965 Entering Germany between Jan 2013 and Dec 2016 with asylum application
M5 Refugee Sample 2017 n=1,519 n=4,161 Entering Germany between Jan 2013 and Dec 2016 with asylum application
N Refresher Sample (PIAAC-L) 2017 n=2,314 n=4,807 Former participants of the PIAAC study
SOEP Subsamples 2017[3][4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ SOEP-Overview/Organization & Financing (URL accessed 2013-05-28)
  2. ^ SOEP Innovation Study (URL accessed 2013-05-28)
  3. ^ "SOEPcompanion - The SOEP Samples in Detail". Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  4. ^ Rainer Siegers, Veronika Belcheva, Tobias Silbermann (2019): SOEP-Core v34 – Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) (1984 until 2017). SOEP Survey Paper 606). SOEP/DIW-Berlin, Berlin 2019

External links[edit]

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