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

Completed Project

Project Management

Martin Kroh (SOEP), Stefan Bender (IAB)

Project Period

June 1, 2013 - February 28, 2017

Commissioned by

Leibniz Association

In Cooperation With

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

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.

DIW Team