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  • 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
  • Press Release

    Increasing numbers of older individuals in Germany burdened by housing costs

    Housing costs have risen sharply since 1996, especially for renters - Two thirds of older renting households spend over 30 percent of their income on rent compared with 38 percent in 1996 – People living alone in particular are affected by high housing costs Housing costs are rising in Germany. This is becoming a more widespread problem for individuals aged 65 and older, as their incomes are ...

  • Personnel news

    Maria Metzing has successfully defended her dissertation

    Maria Metzing, who works at the SOEP department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Essays on Inequality: Income Distribution, (Just) Taxation and Well-being" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb (Freie Universität Berlin). We ...

  • Personnel news

    Cortnie Anne Shupe has successfully defended her dissertation

    Cortnie Anne Shupe, who worked at the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Household Finances and Labor Supply: The Role of Public Policies" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (Freie Universität Berlin, DIW Berlin) and Prof. David Neumark, PhD (University of ...

  • Press Release

    A refugee’s personality is one of the factors which decides how successful integration is

    An increased willingness to take risks, reciprocating friendliness, and a conviction that they are in control of their own lives lead to refugees gaining a foothold in Germany faster.   Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of their lives integrate into society faster. This ...

  • Personnel news

    Theresa Entringer joins SOEP

    Theresa Entringer completed her doctorate with Prof. Gebauer at the University of Mannheim. Her dissertation, entitled “The Sociocultural Motives Perspective: Personality and the social motive for assimilation versus contrast”, investigates why and to what degree sociocultural contexts moderate the relationship between the self-concept and socially and individually relevant variables such ...

  • Personnel news

    Dominique Hansen joins SOEP

    Dominique Hansen joined the SOEP team in April. He is taking over the development of from Marcel Hebing with a focus on user experience, software quality, and data quality. In his studies of information science, he explored the quality of research software, reproducibility, open science, and good scientific practice.

  • Weekly Report

    In Germany, Younger, Better Educated Persons, and Lower Income Groups Are More Likely to Be in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income

    by  Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig and Juergen Schupp Representative survey results have shown a stable approval rate for implementing unconditional basic income of between 45 and 52 percent in Germany since 2016/17. In European comparison, this approval rate is low. Younger, better educated persons, and those at risk of poverty support the concept of unconditional basic income in Germany. But ...

    10.04.2019| Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
  • Personnel news

    Hans Walter Steinhauer member of the SOEP team

    Hans Walter Steinhauer joined the SOEP team on April 1. He will be working in the Survey Methodology and Management research area on sampling, weighting, and imputation. He will support the research area by contributing his experience from work on the National Educational Panel (NEPS) and other studies of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). Hans holds a doctorate in survey statistics. ...

  • Personnel news

    Stefan Liebig appointed Professor of Empirical Social Structure Analysis and Survey Methodology at FU Berlin

    SOEP Director and DIW Executive Board Member Professor Stefan Liebig has been appointed Professor of Empirical Social Structure Analysis and Survey Methodology at FU Berlin, where he began work on April 1, 2019. His position is a joint professorship between FU Berlin and DIW Berlin. Stefan Liebig conducts research on social inequality and social structure analysis with a focus on attitudes towards ...

  • Weekly Report

    The Low-Wage Sector in Germany Is Larger Than Previously Assumed

    by  Markus M. Grabka and Carsten Schröder The total number of dependent employees in Germany has increased by more than four million since the financial crisis. Part of this growth took place in the low-wage sector. Analyses based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel, which in 2017 for the first time include detailed information on secondary employment, show that there were around nine ...

    03.04.2019| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
  • Personnel news

    Valeriia Heidemann joins SOEP

    Valeriia Heidemann joined the SOEP team on March 1. She will be responsible for preparing data from the Survey of Refugees while Jana Nebelin is on leave. Valeriia holds a master’s in sociology from Freie Universität Berlin. While completing her degree, she worked as a student assistant at the SOEP and gained experience with SOEP data preparation. She will now be working as part of a team ...

  • Report

    Martin Kroh has been appointed to the Commission for Integration

    Martin Kroh  has been appointed to the newly established Fachkommission Integrationsfähigkeit of the Federal Government. The aim of the Commission is to describe the economic, labor market, social and demographic conditions for integration and to propose standards for improving them.

  • Personnel news

    Marco Giesselmann winner of the Young Scholar award

    Together with co-authors Marina Hagen and Reinhard Schunck, Marco Giesselmann has received the Advances in Life Course Research Young Scholar Award for the paper “Motherhood and mental well-being in Germany: Linking a longitudinal life course design and the gender perspective on motherhood.” Read the winning paper for free here!

  • Personnel news

    Mirjam Fischer supports the SOEP team

    As of February, Mirjam Fischer supports the SOEP team in the SOEP-LGB project where an oversample of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons is collected. She will be involved in questionnaire design, constructing weights and analyzing the data. She is a sociologist by training and in her scientific work she studies inequality between people in same-sex and mixed-sex relationships. In her dissertation at ...

  • Weekly Report

    Language Skills and Employment Rate of Refugees in Germany Improving with Time

    by Herbert Brücker, Johannes Croisier, Yuliya Kosyakova, Hannes Kröger, Giuseppe Pietrantuono, Nina Rother and Jürgen Schupp Asylum seekers migrating to Germany remains a hotly debated topic. The second wave of a longitudinal survey of refugees shows that their integration has progressed significantly, even though some refugees came to Germany in poor health and with little formal education. ...

    28.01.2019| Hannes Kröger, Jürgen Schupp
  • Personnel news

    Gert G. Wagner was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Gert G. Wagner was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on September 3, 2018, by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for his services to the Federal Republic of Germany. The cross was presented on November 19, 2018, by Berlin’s Secretary of State, Christian Gaebler. As a Professor Emeritus, Gert G. Wagner continues to be very active in research and policy work: ...

  • Personnel news

    Jürgen Schupp re-appointed to the Rat für Kulturelle Bildung

    Jürgen Schupp was re-appointed to the Rat für Kulturelle Bildung (Council for Cultural Education) as an expert for three years until 2021. The Rat für Kulturelle Bildung is an independent advisory board that analyzes the situation and quality of cultural education in Germany and makes recommendations based on exposés and studies for policy makers, researchers, and practical ...

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