The Economic Research Potentials of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

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Carsten Schröder, Johannes König, Alexandra Fedorets, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Holger Lüthen, Maria Metzing, Felicitas Schikora, Stefan Liebig

In: German Economic Review 21 (2020), 3, S. 335-371

Abstract

We provide a concise introduction to a household-panel data infrastructure that provides the international research community with longitudinal data of private households in Germany since 1984: the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). We demonstrate the comparative strength of the SOEP data in answering economically-relevant questions by highlighting its diverse and impactful applications throughout the field.

Johannes König

Research Associate in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Stefan Liebig

Board of Directors in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Alexandra Fedorets

Research Associate in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Carsten Schröder

Vize-Direktor SOEP und Bereichsleitung Angewandte Panelanalysen in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Holger Lüthen

Research Associate in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Markus M. Grabka

Direktorium SOEP und kommissarische Bereichsleitung Wissenstransfer in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department



JEL-Classification: C2;C3;C5;C8;D04;D1;D3;D6;D7;D9;I00;J1;J2;J3;J6
Keywords: panel data, Socio-Economic Panel, inequality, policy evaluations, wellbeing, health, education, demographic economics, labor economics, wages, mobility, migration, behavioral economics, experiments
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1515/ger-2020-0033

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