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Joachim Herz Foundation Fellowship awarded to Magdalena Krieger

Magdalena Krieger has been awarded a 2018 Joachim Herz Foundation “Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Economics" in the amount of 12,500 euros. The fellowship’s aim is to support PhD students and post-docs working on ...

19.11.2018| Magdalena Krieger
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Refugees in Germany with children still living abroad have lowest life satisfaction

Family strongly influences personal well-being—especially in the case of refugees, whose family members often remain in their homeland. This report is the first to closely examine the well-being and family structures of refugees who came to ...

17.10.2018| Ludovica Gambaro, Diana Schacht, C. Katharina Spieß

DIW Berlin part of new Excellence Cluster analyzing global challenges for the liberal democracy and market economy model

DIW Berlin is part of a new Cluster of Excellence based in Berlin. Contestations of the Liberal Scripts (SCRIPTS) will analyze the contemporary controversies regarding the liberal order from a historical, global, and comparative perspective. Prof. ...

11.10.2018| Martin Kroh, Mathilde Richter
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Inequality of Earnings in Germany Generally Accepted but Low Incomes Considered Unfair

Earnings differences are a recurring topic of public discussion in Germany. Data from the long-term Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study as well as a separate survey of German employees (LINOS) show that earnings inequalities are generally perceived as ...

12.09.2018| Jule Adriaans

Michaela Engelmann retires

Michaela Engelmann's voice is very familiar to many data users and respondents. Since 2005, it has answered telephone inquiries from SOEP users and forwarded questions to experts in the SOEP team. Since 2008 she has also been the contact person for ...

31.08.2018| Michaela Engelmann

Call for Papers: Quarterly Journal of Economic Research 1/2019

„Future of capital funded old age provision in Germany – sovereign wealth funds versus individual retirement accounts“Editors: Timm Bönke, Markus M. Grabka and Carsten SchröderIn May 2018, the German Federal Ministry of ...

09.07.2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
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Income Distribution in Germany : Real Income on the Rise since 1991 but More People with Low Incomes

Between 1991 and 2015, the real disposable, needs-adjusted income of persons in private households in Germany rose by 15 percent on average. The majority of the population has benefited from the growth in real income, but the groups at the lower end ...

24.05.2018| Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka
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Upward and downward social mobility probabilities have converged for men and women

This study investigates professional social mobility, i.e., changes in one’s occupational status compared to that of their parents. It uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (Sozio-ökonomisches Panel, SOEP) on middle-aged, western ...

24.05.2018| Sandra Bohmann, Nicolas Legewie
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SOEP mourns loss of former SOEP Director Wolfgang Zapf

Wolfgang Zapf, former SOEP Director and longtime supporter and advocate for the SOEP, passed away in late April at the age of 81. Wolfgang Zapf was instrumental in the founding of the SOEP study in the early 1980s, together with colleagues in the ...

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Martin Kroh has been appointed professor at the University of Bielefeld

Martin Kroh, former Division Head of Survey Methodology and Management at the SOEP, has been appointed Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research with a focus on quantitative methods at the University of Bielefeld starting January 1, 2018. He ...

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Inequality in Germany: decrease in gap for gross hourly wages since 2014, but monthly and annual wages remain on plateau

Despite the booming German labor market, wage inequality is still a relevant issue. In the present study, the authors report on the changes in wages and their distribution between 1992 and 2016. In addition to real contractual gross hourly wages, we ...

28.02.2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
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The GC Welcomes Jürgen Schupp as the New Vice Dean

The DIW Graduate Center is happy to welcome its new vice dean, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp. He currently holds a position as Professor at the Free University of Berlin Institute of Sociology. His research interests include survey methodology, social ...

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Gross income gap has increased since reunification

The top 10% of income earners in Germany earn almost as much as the middle 40% – the top 1%’s share of national income has increased from eight to 13 percent since 1995. The share of national income belonging to the top 1% of income ...

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Gert G. Wagner celebrates his 65th birthday, leaves position on DIW Berlin's executive board

Gert G. Wagner, who served as a member of the German Institute for Economic Research's executive board from 2011 to 2017, will celebrate his 65th birthday on January 5. The economist and social scientist was the head of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP ...


IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany: Revision of the Dataset

The Institute of Employment Research (IAB), the Information Centre for Asylum and Migration of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ), and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) are ...

20.12.2017| Jürgen Schupp

The SOEP vocational training program: A model for success

Seventh cohort of trainees in market and social research (FAMS) started in September

Since autumn of 2011, the SOEP has been offering in-house traineeships to students who are studying to be specialists in market and social research (Fachangestellte für Markt- und Sozialforschung, FAMS), a three-year degree program that is part ...

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In Germany, approximately 1.8 million workers eligible for the minimum wage are earning less

The introduction of the minimum wage in Germany led to significant increases in wages –– However, around seven percent of eligible workers earn less than minimum wage, with the marginally employed and employees at small businesses being ...

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Stefan Liebig, new board member at the German Institute for Economic Research as of 2018

On January 1, 2018, Liebig will become director of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and a member of the institute’s Executive Board Stefan Liebig, a professor of sociology at Bielefeld University, will succeed Gert G. Wagner as a member of the ...

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Christian Krekel has successfully defended his dissertation

Christian Krekel, who worked at the department of German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), has successfully defended his dissertation at the Paris School of Economics.The dissertation with the title "Evaluating the Non-Monetary Impacts of Major ...

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Alumnus of the DIW Graduate Center awarded tenured professorship at Cornell University

Nicolas R. Ziebarth (35), a student of the DIW Graduate Center’s first class, was promoted to “Associate Professor with indefinite tenure” in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New ...

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