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  • Report

    Joint research project launched: IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP survey of 6,000 refugees from Ukraine

    More than 950,000 refugees from Ukraine have sought protection in Germany since the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022. The project “Refugees from Ukraine in Germany” is the first comprehensive, representative social science survey of this group. It is being conducted by the SOEP in partnership with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA), the ...

    29.08.2022| Markus M. Grabka, Monika Wimmer
  • Nachrichten [Abteilung SOEP]

    Register now for the two-day online workshop series "SOEPcampus@Home" - a practically oriented introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study (SOEP)

    On August 25 and 26, 2022 the online workshop "SOEPcampus@Home" takes place again: This online two-day workshop offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study ...

    11.08.2022| Sandra Bohmann, Janina Britzke
  • Report

    Who are the winners of this year's prizes awarded at the SOEP Conference 2022?

    The SOEP Conference 2022 took place from June 30 to July 1, 2022 and was a great success. We were very happy to finally hold our bi-annual conference at DIW Berlin again after being postponed due to the pandemic. Events like this conference are an important part of scientific life and we are pleased that all participants were there to help make it a success. Of the about 80 participants from 9 different ...

    26.07.2022| Janina Britzke, Monika Wimmer
  • Publication

    The new SOEP Annual Report is online!

    Which SOEP projects were launched in 2021? What have researchers found out with our data? What additional data do we offer to our users? And what is new since we started working with the fieldwork institute infas? The report is available online free of charge. We would also be happy to send you a hard copy on request (soepmail@diw.de). Please download here

    15.07.2022| Janina Britzke, Monika Wimmer
  • Report

    SOEP User Conference 2022 - Call for Papers (deadline extended)

    The call for papers on our SOEP2022 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference is online. Conference date: June 30-July 1, 2022, in Berlin! Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than FEB 9, 2022 to: soep2022@diw.de Researchers of all disciplines are invited to submit an abstract.The theme of the conference and keynote speeches will be "The ...

    03.02.2022
  • Nachrichten [Abteilung SOEP]

    Five new members appointed to the SOEP Survey Committee

    At its meeting in early November 2021, the DIW Board of Trustees appointed five new members to the SOEP Survey Committee. In the coming years, they and the rest of the Survey Committee will advise the SOEP team on the content and methodology of the surveys, as well as on SOEP’s research and services. Economist Conchita D’Ambrosio is a professor at the University of Luxembourg. She conducts ...

    24.11.2021
  • Report

    SOEPcampus@Home: Online workshop October 14 and 15, 2021

    In order to facilitate novel user's access to the rich data-source of the SOEP, we will host another online-workshop in October. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize novel users with the content and structure of the dataset, its potentials for social-scientific research and accompanying documentation matieral. Practical examples of data management will be discussed. The workshop will last two ...

    20.09.2021
  • Publication

    First results from the Nationwide Corona Monitoring study: a higher rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections among people with a lower level of schooling and vocational education

    Initial results from the RKI-SOEP study show a higher rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections among people with a lower level of schooling and vocational education. The results also reveal that around 2 out of every 100 adults in Germany had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 as of November 2020—around twice as many as officially recorded for this time period. As part of this study, approximately 15,000 adults ...

    09.06.2021| Monika Wimmer
  • Publication

    German Datenreport 2021 published

    The recently published 2021 Data Report answers questions such as: How great is the risk of poverty in Germany? How are people doing at building assets and wealth? How do people perceive income equality in Germany and Europe? One quarter of the 52 reports in the 2021 Data Report are based on SOEP data. The report combines data from official statistical sources with social research data and provides ...

    17.03.2021| Monika Wimmer
  • Report

    SOEPcampus@Home: Online workshop March 25 and 26, 2021

    In order to facilitate novel user's access to the rich data-source of the SOEP, we will host another online-workshop in March. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize novel users with the content and structure of the dataset, its potentials for social-scientific research and accompanying documentation matieral. Practical examples of data management will be discussed. The workshop will last two ...

    15.03.2021
  • Report

    Continuing restrictions on SOEP research visits due to corona

    Up to the end of August 2021, we are unfortunately unable to offer any free slots for the analysis of small-scale regional data at the SOEP Research Data Center, other than guest visits that have already been arranged. Applications for self-financed short and longer-term research stays by researchers not using the small-scale regional data and/or applications for funding in the framework of the SOEP ...

    12.03.2021
  • Report

    SOEP Research Data Center website relaunched

    As you may already have noticed: First the DIW and now the SOEP Research Data Center website has been relaunched with a crisp, user-friendly new design. Not only is it easy to use on devices other than a typical desktop computer, it also has a number of innovative features: The starting page now spotlights the research of the SOEP group at DIW Berlin, and the entire SOEP RDC website places ...

    02.03.2021| Uta Rahmann
  • Publication

    Study protocol of the ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ study (RKI-SOEP study) published

    The study protocol of the CORONA-MONITORING nationwide study (RKI-SOEP study) has been published in the Journal of Health Monitoring and is freely available.In the study, which was conducted in a collaboration between the Robert Koch Institute and the Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin, SOEP respondents were sent self-tests in the form of PCR and DBS tests to be sent to the RKI for analysis. In addition, ...

    11.02.2021| Markus M. Grabka
  • Personnel news

    Sabine Zinn appointed Professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

    Sabine Zinn was appointed Professor of Social Science Methods with a focus on survey methodology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on November 4, 2020. We congratulate her and are pleased that she will continue to serve as a member of the SOEP Board of Directors and as head of the division of Survey Methodology and Management. SOEP Director Stefan Liebig commented, “We are also very pleased ...

    16.11.2020
  • Report

    “Nationwide Corona Monitoring” (RKI-SOEP Study): Survey to track COVID-19 infection and immunity in the German population

    The SOEP’s longitudinal samples (SOEP-Core, SOEP-IS) provide an opportunity to carry out supplementary surveys of a large, representative sample of the German population. From mid-September to mid-November, the SOEP at DIW Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute will be conducting voluntary COVID-19 infection and antibody tests on adult survey respondents in around 21,000 SOEP households. Participants ...

    01.10.2020
  • Report

    SOEPcampus@home Workshop Series - Registration Now Open

    In order to facilitate novel user's access to the rich data-source of the SOEP, we will host two online-workshop series in August and November. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize novel users with the content and structure of the dataset, its potentials for social-scientific research and accompanying documentation matieral. Practical examples of data management will be discussed. The workshop ...

    01.07.2020| Sandra Bohmann
  • Report

    SOEP Rated “Excellent” in 2019 Leibniz Evaluation

    The Leibniz Association Senate awarded the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin the rating of “excellent” for overall performance in its 2019 evaluation. The recently released evaluation report describes the SOEP as an outstanding research data infrastructure that has achieved the highest levels of recognition worldwide. It goes on to say that the SOEP’s exceptionally well prepared ...

    29.04.2020| Monika Wimmer
  • Report

    New SOEP Research Project: What Are the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic?

    What are the economic and social consequences of the corona pandemic for people in Germany, now and in the future? SOEP researchers are exploring this question together with researchers from the University of Bielefeld, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Charité Berlin, and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin) as part of the research project “Socio-Economic Factors in and Consequences ...

    29.04.2020| Stefan Liebig
  • Report

    The German Data Forum (RatSWD) calls for adaptation of the German national roadmap process to increase participation of social, behavioral, and economic researchers

    To foster cutting-edge scientific research in Germany, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides funding to outstanding research infrastructures through its national roadmap, a detailed plan mapping out their long-term development.  A working group of the German Data Forum headed by former SOEP Director Jürgen Schupp has released a set of recommendations for adapting ...

    10.12.2019| Jürgen Schupp
  • Report

    New DFG project: SOEP researchers study the role of health in refugees’ integration

    How do refugees differ from other population groups with respect to health? And how are health inequalities between refugees and others related to living conditions and the health care system? These research questions will guide the project “Refugee Migration to Germany: A Magnifying Glass for Broader Public Health Challenges” (PH-LENS), which started work on October 1, 2019, for an initial ...

    24.09.2019| Monika Wimmer
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