Here you’ll find all of the documentation currently available on the SOEP data—including questionnaires, methodological reports on the SOEP fieldwork, code books, descriptions of individual variables, and datasets generated from the original data to facilitate analysis of frequently asked research questions. There are also several papers documenting the survey methodologies used in the SOEP, in particular, sample integration, analysis of missing information, weighting, imputation, and the development and testing of new survey instruments and methodologies.
For a translation of the Mother-Child instruments, please refer to the generated metadata-based-questionnaires with reference to variables (see below)
IAB-SOEP Migration Sample M1-M2
IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees M3-M4
IAB-BAMF-SOEP-Samples M3-M5 (refugee samples)
Please refer to the questionnaires with variables (see below).
For older survey instruments please click here
Metadata-based questionnaires with reference to variables
Please help yourself with the documentation of the previous wave. Current documentation coming soon!
You can also use our SOEPcompanion to get an overview of the generated data and their contents. For the corresponding chapter click here.
Here you will find data sets and variables prepared by the SOEP team (wave hg, version 34)
Unfortunately still in progress:
Still valid documentation: