Recent Data

The Study

Die SOEP-Gruppe am DIW Berlin hat unter dem Namen SOEP-IS ein Panel für Kurzzeitexperimente, aber vor allem auch für Langzeit-Erhebungen, die im Kern-SOEP (SOEP-Core) nicht möglich sind – zum Beispiel, weil es sich um noch nicht etablierte Instrumente oder sehr spezifische Erkenntnisinteressen handelt –, gestartet. Neben den Stichproben E und I aus SOEP-Core, die in den Jahren 1998 bzw. 2009 gestartet sind, wurden 2012, 2013, 2014 und 2016 neue Stichproben in SOEP-IS aufgenommen, um eine Zielgröße von 5.000 Befragten zu erreichen.

Seit 2011 werden in den jährlichen Erhebungen neben Fragen aus dem Kern-SOEP auch Innovationsmodule in die Erhebung integriert. Wir bieten Forscherinnen und Forschern an Universitäten und Forschungsinstituten weltweit die Möglichkeit, das Sample für ihre Forschungsvorhaben zu nutzen. Seit dem Erhebungsjahr 2013 werden die Inhalte des SOEP-IS in einem kompetitiven und begutachteten Wettbewerb um die „besten“ Forschungsfragen und deren Operationalisierung evaluiert.

Das Forschungsdatenzentrum des SOEP gibt die SOEP-IS-Daten zur externen wissenschaftlichen Nutzung als unabhängigen Datensatz weiter. Die Befragung wird von Kantar Public Deutschland GmbH in Form von persönlichen computergestützten Interviews (CAPI) durch speziell geschulte Interviewerinnen und Interviewern repräsentativ in ganz Deutschland durchgeführt. In den Daten finden sich Informationen über Einkommen, Erwerbstätigkeit, Bildung und Gesundheit.

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DOI: 10.5684/soep.is.2017
Collection period: 1998-2017
Publication date: Mai 13, 2019
Principal investigators: Jan Goebel, Stefan Liebig, David Richter, Carsten Schröder, Jürgen Schupp, Knut Wenzig

Data collector: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung GmbH (now: Kantar Public Deutschland GmbH)

Population: Persons living in private households in Germany.

Auswahlverfahren: All samples of SOEP are multi-stage random samples which are regionally clustered. The respondents (households) are selected by random-walk.

Erhebungsverfahren: The SOEP-IS is conducted using CAPI (Computer-assisted personal interviewing) exclusively. In principle, an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household aged 16 and over. Additionally, one person (head of household) is asked to complete a household questionnaire covering information on housing, housing costs, and different sources of income. This also includes some questions about children up to 16 years of age in the household (e.g., kindergarten attendance, elementary school attendance, etc.).

Publications using these data should cite the DOI (doi: 10.5684/soep.is.2017) and include the following reference:

David Richter, Jürgen Schupp. 2015. The SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP IS). Schmollers Jahrbuch 135 (3), 389-399 (doi: 10.3790/schm.135.3.389)

(prepublished 2012: SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS) - Description, Structure and Documentation.SOEPpaper 463 (PDF, 162.91 KB), Berlin. DIW Berlin)

Number of Households (Number of Persons) in SOEP-IS

Sample\Erhebungsjahr 1998-2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Sample E
(started in 1998 with 373 households and 963 individuals)
373 (963)
in the SOEP
447 (934)
in the SOEP
453 (936)
in the SOEP
464 (944)
in the SOEP
339 (649)
in SOEP-IS
310 (603)
in SOEP-IS
298 (570)
in SOEP-IS
282 (540)
in SOEP-IS
266 (506)
in SOEP-IS
Sample I
(started in 2009 with 1,495 households and 3,052 individuals)
  1,495 (3,052)
in the SOEP
1,175 (2,450)
in the SOEP
1,040 (2,113)
in the SOEP
928 (1,845)
in SOEP-IS
864 (1,740)
in SOEP-IS
798 (1,562)
in SOEP-IS
741 (1,441)
in SOEP-IS
721 (1,380)
in SOEP-IS
Supplementary Sample 2012
(started in 2012 with 1,010 households and 2,005 individuals)
        1.010 (2,035)
in SOEP-IS
833 (1,698)
in SOEP-IS
772 (1,550)
in SOEP-IS
710 (1,399)
in SOEP-IS
669 (1,313)
in SOEP-IS
Supplementary Sample 2013
(started in 2013 with 1,166 households and 2,256 individuals)
          1,166 (2,256)
in SOEP-IS
929 (1,788)
in SOEP-IS
840 (1,617)
in SOEP-IS
770 (1,458)
in SOEP-IS
Supplementary Sample 2014
(started in 2014 with 924 households and 1,667 individuals)
924 (1,667)
in SOEP-IS
672 (1,226)
in SOEP-IS
623 (1,123)
in SOEP-IS
Supplementary Sample 2016
(started in 2016 with 1,057 households and 1,935 individuals)
1,057 (1,935)
in SOEP-IS
Households total (individuals total) 373 (963) 1,942 (3,986) 1,628 (3,386) 1,504 (3,057) 2,277 (4,529) 3,173 (6,297) 3,721 (7,137) 3,245 (6,196) 4,106 (7,715)

The 2016 release contains the five samples (Samples E and I, Sup. Samples 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016) and the information from the years 1998 to 2016 as well as the variables on the innovation modules in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 survey years.

Variables on the innovation modules in the 2015 survey year are included in the 2016 release. Variables on the innovation modules in the 2016 survey year will be included in the 2017 release. (Spring 2019).


Copyright: DIW Berlin


Copyright: DIW Berlin

Data on the following innovative modules are included in this release:

Surveyed in 2011

  • Internalized Gender Stereotypes Vary Across Socioeconomic Indicators (Infos)
  • Justice Sensitivity (Infos)
  • Pension Claims (Infos)

Surveyed in 2012

  • Adaptive General Ecological Behaviour Scale (Infos)
  • Control Strivings (Infos)
  • Day Reconstruction Method (DRM)(Infos)
  • Expected Financial Market Earnings (Infos)
  • The Big Two Psychological Content Dimensions: Agency and Communion (Infos)
  • Dementia worry (Infos)
  • Just Sustainable Development Based on the Capability Approach (GeNECA) (Infos)
  • Anxiety and Depression (Infos)

Surveyed in 2013

  • Conspiracy mentality (CMQ) (Infos)
  • Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) (Infos)
  • Job Preferences and Willingness to Accept Job Offer (Infos)
  • Job task survey (Infos)
  • Regional Identification (Infos)
  • Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ-S) (Infos)
  • Sleep characteristics (Infos)
  • Socio-economic effects of physical activity (Infos)

Surveyed in 2014

  • Cross-Cultural Study of Happiness (Infos)
  • Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) (Infos)
  • Determinants of Attitudes to Income Redistribution (Infos)
  • Expected Financial Market Earnings (Infos)
  • Comparing Measures of Experimential and Evaluative Well-Being (Infos)
  • Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys (CAMCES) (Infos)
  • Flourishing Scale (Infos)
  • Inattentional Blindness (Infos)
  • Decisions from Description and Experience (Infos)
  • Justice Sensitivity (Infos)
  • Lottery Play: Expenditure, Frequency, and Explanatory Variables (Infos)
  • Future Life Events (Infos)
  • Self-Evaluation and Overconfidence in Different Life Domains (Infos)
  • Separating Systematic Measurement Error Components Using MTMM in Longitudinal Studies (Infos)
  • Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) (Infos)
  • Determinants of Not Wanting to Know (Infos)

Surveyed in 2015

  • Attitude Inferences and Interviewer Effects (more)
  • Comparing Measures of Experimential and Evaluative Well-Being (more)
  • Couples’ Prediction Accuracy for Food Preferences (more)
  • Diversity of Living-Apart-Together-Couples (more)
  • Emotion Regulation (more)
  • Epigenetic Markers of Stress (more)
  • Fiscal Crisis in the EU and European Solidarity (more)
  • Future Life Events (more)
  • Grit and Entrepreneurship (more)
  • Happiness Analyzer Smartphone Application (more)
  • Impostor Phenomenon and Career Development (more)
  • Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ-S) (more)
  • Ostracism Short Scale (more)
  • Preference for Leisure (more)
  • Private or Public Health Care: Evaluation, Attitudes, and Social Solidarity (more)
  • Self-Regulated Personality Development (more)
  • Separating Systematic Measurement Error Components Using MTMM (more)
  • Sickness Presenteeism (more)
  • Smartphone Usage (more)
  • Socio-Economic Effects of Physical Activity (more)

Surveyed 2016

  • Adaptation in Very Old Age (more)
  • Adaptation to Major Life Events (more)
  • Ageing in a Changing Society (more)
  • Collective vs. Individual Risk Attitudes (more)
  • Fiscal Crisis in the EU and European Solidarity (more)
  • Happiness Analyzer Smartphone Application (more)
  • Informal Care Outside the Household (more)
  • Internet Based Psychotherapy (more)
  • Language Skills, Income and Employment (more)
  • Perceived Discrimination (more)
  • Personal and Economic Relations (more)
  • Physical Attractiveness (more)
  • Representations of Scientific Information (more)
  • Resilient Behavior in the Workplace (more)
  • Separating Systematic Measurement Error Components Using MTMM (more)
  • Status Confidence and Anxiety (more)
  • Subjective Social Status (more)

Short descriptions of current and upcoming SOEP-IS innovation modules (in English) can be found here

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