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Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), data from 1984-2018 (teaching version)

Version
v35t
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Liebig, Stefan
  • Goebel, Jan
  • Schröder, Carsten
  • Grabka, Markus
  • Richter, David
  • Schupp, Jürgen
  • Bartels, Charlotte
  • Fedorets, Alexandra
  • Franken, Andreas
  • Jacobsen, Jannes
  • Kara, Selin
  • Krause, Peter
  • Kröger, Hannes
  • Kroh, Martin
  • Metzing, Maria
  • Nebelin, Jana
  • Schacht, Diana
  • Schmelzer, Paul
  • Schmitt, Christian
  • Schnitzlein, Daniel
  • Siegers, Rainer
  • Wenzig, Knut (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin))
  • Zimmermann, Stefan
  • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
Publication Date
2020-01-27
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 annual representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. In 2018 more than 33,000 individuals in almost 20,000 households have been interviewed by the fieldwork organization Kantar Public. 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, another one in 2017. Further new samples were added in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, and 2018. 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.v35i).

Temporal Coverage
  • 1984 / 2018
    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-walkor register sample.

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: SAS_DE_v35t.zip
      File Format: SAS
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SPSS_DE_v35t.zip
      File Format: SPSS
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: STATA_DEEN_v35t.zip
      File Format: Stata
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SPSS_EN_v35t.zip
      File Format: SPSS
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SAS_EN_v35t.zip
      File Format: SAS
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v35t_ggkbou.zip
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: SOEP-CORE_v35t_ggkbou_en.zip
      Data Fingerprint: follows
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Note
Number of datasets: 517
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.v34
  • Is derived from
    DOI: 10.5684/soep-core.v35
Publications
  • Goebel, Jan; Grabka, Markus M.; Liebig, Stefan; Kroh, Martin; Richter, David; schröder, Carsten; Schupp, Jürgen: The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). In: Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik)2018, Volume Ahead of Print (Article)
    • ID: 10.1515/jbnst-2018-0022 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-02-24 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2020-02-24

Liebig, Stefan; Goebel, Jan; Schröder, Carsten; Grabka, Markus; Richter, David et. al. (2020): Sozio-oekonomisches Panel (SOEP), Daten der Jahre 1984-2018 (Lehrversion). Version: v35t. SOEP - Sozio-oekonomisches Panel. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.5684/soep-core.v35t