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Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), data from 1984-2016

Version
33.1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Schupp, Jürgen
  • Goebel, Jan
  • Kroh, Martin
  • Schröder, Carsten
  • Bartels, Charlotte
  • Erhardt, Klaudia
  • Fedorets, Alexandra
  • Franken, Andreas
  • Giesselmann, Marco
  • Grabka, Markus
  • Krause, Peter
  • Kröger, Hannes
  • Kuehne, Simon
  • Metzing, Maria
  • Nebelin, Jana
  • Richter, David
  • Schacht, Diana
  • Schmelzer, Paul
  • Schmitt, Christian
  • Schnitzlein, Daniel
  • Siegers, Rainer
  • Wenzig, Knut (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin))
  • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
Publication Date
2018-01-22
Publication Place
Berlin
Contributor
  • Kantar Deutschland GmbH (Data Collector)
Classification
  • GESIS:
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Social Security
    • Psychology
    • Sociology of Education
    • Economics
  • 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

    The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Every year, there were nearly 15,000 households, and more than 25,000 persons sampled by the fieldwork organization TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. The data provide information on all household members, consisting of Germans living in the Eastern and Western German States, foreigners, and immigrants to Germany. The Panel was started in 1984. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators. As early as June 1990—even before the Economic, Social and Monetary Union—SOEP expanded to include the states of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), thus seizing the rare opportunity to observe the transformation of an entire society. Also immigrant samples were added in 1994/95 and 2013/2015 to account for the changes that took place in Germany society. Two samples of refugees were introduced in 2016. Further new samples were added in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The survey is constantly being adapted and developed in response to current social developments. The international version contains 95% of all cases surveyed (see 10.5684/soep.v33i.1).

Temporal Coverage
  • 1984 / 2016
    ongoing
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
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.

Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • The interview methodology of the SOEP is based on a set of pre-tested questionnaires 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
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_csv.zip
      File Format: CSV
      Data Fingerprint: df524ba26e46b42ff77dd6991046485d
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_sas_de.zip
      File Format: SAS
      Data Fingerprint: 84c5124b696a552340b1d7bca79c8c15
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_spss_de.zip
      File Format: SPSS
      Data Fingerprint: 33763b1f68c54f790d9826b4923ac276
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_stata_bilingual.zip
      File Format: Stata
      Data Fingerprint: dfe399ba3879874dbdd0096b58cbd90f
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_stata_de.zip
      File Format: Stata
      Data Fingerprint: 9cbe419645ee17bdb5265df5a5662802
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_stata_en.zip
      File Format: Stata
      Data Fingerprint: 3a195c128e21b732d8b1f0ff64316b35
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_spss_en.zip
      File Format: SPSS
      Data Fingerprint: 0454017269b9f5601d3fe30ace13211f
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_sas_en.zip
      File Format: SAS
      Data Fingerprint: e6cb205a9d2abec3a37872f1dbf2a6e8
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_ggkbou.zip
      Data Fingerprint: 1fd60d2f3f1a405d508cf472ff916cc9
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_ggkbou_en.zip
      Data Fingerprint: 67c43e2e72aab736e6c6dafb75da57f5
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v33.1_raw_100.zip
      Data Fingerprint: 92839ec0bbde983b7db74145b1bafa98
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: label_info_v33.1.zip
      Data Fingerprint: 0693faf7889939d88996754238bdc15e
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Note
Number of datasets: 439
Availability
Delivery
Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor's written authorization.
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.5684/soep.v33
  • Is source of
    DOI: 10.5684/soep.v33i.1
Publications
  • Wagner, Gert G.; Goebel, 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)

Update Metadata: 2018-01-31 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2018-02-20

Schupp, Jürgen; Goebel, Jan; Kroh, Martin; Schröder, Carsten; Bartels, Charlotte et. al. (2018): Sozio-oekonomisches Panel (SOEP), Daten der Jahre 1984-2016. Version: 33.1. SOEP - Sozio-oekonomisches Panel. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.5684/soep.v33.1