SOEP Record Linkage: longitudinal survey of migrants from the social insurance statistics (SOEP-REC-LINK)

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
German Socio- Economic Panel study
Project Status
Completed Project
Project Duration
since/from 2013 to 2017
Commissioned by
Leibniz Association
In Cooperation with
Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Project Manager
Martin Kroh (SOEP), Stefan Bender (IAB)
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin

Sampling of administrative data and linkage with survey data on migration


Project description

There is currently a lack of reliable empirical data in two areas of growing importance for future migration and integration research: a) data on the integration of German-born children and grandchildren of immigrants, and b) data on the integration of immigrants from countries that have joined the EU since 2004. In cooperation with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, the SOEP is creating a sample of immigrants to Germany based on administrative data from the Federal Employment Agency that will then be continued as a longitudinal household survey in the SOEP study framework. The initial linkage of survey data on migrants with administrative data - including an experiment on agreement to the linkage of register data - opens up new analytical potentials for research and policy advice, and is of major importance for the research infrastructure in Germany.


SOEP Survey Papers (2017)

The Request for Record Linkage in the IAB-SOEP Migration Sample

Philipp Simon Eisnecker, Klaudia Erhardt, Martin Kroh, Parvati Trübswetter
SOEPpapers (2016)

The Formation of Prosociality: Causal Evidence on the Role of Social Environment

Fabian Kosse, Thomas Deckers, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch, Armin Falk