Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), data from 1984-2010

Version
27.2
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Wagner, Gert G.
  • Frick, Joachim R.
  • Schupp, Jürgen
  • Anger, Silke
  • Giesselmann, Marco
  • Goebel, Jan
  • Grabka, Markus
  • Holst, Elke
  • Krause, Peter
  • Kroh, Martin
  • Liebau, Elisabeth
  • Lohmann, Henning
  • Richter, David
  • Schmitt, Christian
  • Schnitzlein, Daniel
  • Spieß, C. Katharina
Publication Date
2012-03-30
Contributor
  • TNS Infratest Sozialforschung GmbH (Data Collector)
Classification
  • SOEP Schema:
    • Economy
    • Sociology
    • Political Science
    • Empirical educational research
    • Psychology
Free Keywords
Political Attitudes and Behavior; Work and Industry; Occupation; Profession; Income; Society; Culture; Family; Education; School Systems; Leisure
Description
  • Abstract

    Update of the original SOEP data set http://dx.doi.org/10.5684/soep.v27 BIOAGE03: The age of the children was not correct and had to be recalculated. In addition, some missing values for children's weight and height had the wrong value "0" and had to be recoded. Finally, the number of doctor visits for the survey years 2005 and 2006 were set to "0" by mistake and had to be recoded. BIOAGE06: For 14 children, the birth month was missing although this information was available in recent waves. This information was added. In addition, one incorrect person number and one incorrect household number were changed. BIOAGE08: The age of the children was not correct and had to be recalculated. LIFESPELL: In the update of the dataset LIFESPELL, approximately 100 cases of emigration were recoded for the time period 2006-2010. In the original version of v27 they were incorrectly specified as living in Germany. The revised LIFESPELL file also contains new information about the year of death for a small number of individuals.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984 / 2010
Sampled Universe
Persons living in private households in Germany
Sampling
All samples of SOEP are multi-stage random samples which are regionally clustered. The respondents (households) are selected by random-walk.
Collection Mode
  • The interview methodology of the SOEP is based on a set of pre-tested qustionnaires for households and individuals. Principally an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household aged 16 years and over. Additionally one person (head of household) is asked to answer a household related questionnaire covering information on housing, housing costs, and different sources of income. This covers also some questions on children in the household up to 16 years of age, mainly concerning attendance at institutions (kindergarten, elementary school, etc.)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Family: Household family
    Number of Units: 66813
    Number of Variables: 646
    • File Name: csv_v27.2.zip
      File Format: CSV
      Data Fingerprint: ef5c85f07d3c605e52d0ac6e476444e4
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: sas_de_v27.2.zip
      File Format: SAS
      Data Fingerprint: e96808112154978697227257946046dc
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: sas_en_v27.2.zip
      File Format: SAS
      Data Fingerprint: 218793b763c8614d9d7c3cb66962c77c
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: spss_de_v27.2.zip
      File Format: SPSS
      Data Fingerprint: fd6f80e6787d6c3ef5963c48fb6836d6
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: spss_en_v27.2.zip
      File Format: SPSS
      Data Fingerprint: 533f1f8abcc5b10118387062b09dd3ef
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: stata_de+en_v27.2.zip
      File Format: STATA
      Data Fingerprint: a6477f559bc14b0af16da32a987bc537
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: stata_de_v27.2.zip
      File Format: STATA
      Data Fingerprint: 75777d602493055a1b3891cc4f71fdd3
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: stata_en_v27.2.zip
      File Format: STATA
      Data Fingerprint: eae54cfb5c176b5ddcf085f45814ba39
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Note
Number of datasets: 5
Availability
Delivery
Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor's written authorization.
Publications
  • Wagner, Gert G.; Göbel, Jan; Krause, Peter; Pischner, Rainer; Sieber, Ingo: Das Sozio-oekonomische Panel (SOEP): Multidisziplinäres Haushaltspanel und Kohortenstudie für Deutschland - Eine Einführung (für neue Datennutzer) mit einem Ausblick (für erfahrene Anwender). In: AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv2008, Volume 4, p. 301-328. (Article)
  • Wagner, Gert G.; Frick, Joachim R.; Schupp, Jürgen: The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) – Scope, Evolution and Enhancements. In: Schmollers Jahrbuch (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies)2007, Volume 127, p. 139-169. (Article)
  • Schupp, Jürgen: 25 Jahre Sozio-oekonomisches Panel - Ein Infrastrukturprojekt der empirischen Sozial- und Wirtschaftsforschung in Deutschland. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie2009, Volume 38, p. 350-357. (Article)

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