Data distribution 1984-2012 (soep.v29.1)


Title: Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), Data from 1984-2012
DOI: 10.5684/soep.v29.1
Collection period: 1984-2012
Publication date: March 20, 2014
Principal investigators: Jürgen Schupp, Martin Kroh, Jan Goebel, Simone Bartsch, Marco Giesselmann, Markus Grabka, Peter Krause, Elisabeth Liebau, David Richter, Christian Schmitt, Daniel Schnitzlein, Frauke Peter, Ingrid Tucci

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Data set information:

 Number of units 79,199
 Number of variables 513 in 6 data sets
 Data format STATA, SPSS, SAS, CSV
 MD5 fingerprints of the data sets

Stata German+English | TXT, 268 Byte
SPSS English | TXT, 268 Byte
SPSS German | TXT, 268 Byte
SAS English | TXT, 298 Byte
SAS German | TXT, 298 Byte
CSV | TXT, 268 Byte

Error update

Update of the original data set

Errors in the imputation of electricity, heating, and additional expenses for tenants in the current data distribution resulted in values that were too high. These errors also affected the generation of rent including maintenance but excluding heating. The variables affected are: electr$$, heat$$, util$$, rent$$, and frent$$ for the years 2008 to 2012.
The variables typ1hh12 and typ2hh12 changed for two households.

Also in the 2012 survey year, after the suspension of compulsory military service in Germany, the related calendar information in the individual questionnaire was revised. This revision was made in the original individual data for 2012 but not in the corresponding calendar data—these have now been updated retrospectively for the data distribution v29.


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Access to data

Only users of the original SOEP data set can get access to an update version. If you wish the update can be downloaded via personalized link. Please contact if you are interested.

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