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Economic Bulletin

Income groups and types of employment
in Germany since 1995

This report examines how income groups and forms of employment in Germany have changed in the past two decades. Since the mid-1990s, inequality in disposable household income in Germany has generally increased. This trend was in effect until 2005. ..

14.07.2017| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Peter Krause
Interview

"Regular employment continues to play important role": Five questions for Peter Krause and Christian Franz

Mr. Krause, you took a close look at income groups in Germany. What did you hope to accomplish? Peter Krause: We wanted to bring together two discussion threads in our study. One thread has to do with the long-term trend in inequality of household .

14.07.2017| Christian Franz, Peter Krause
Report

“Living in Germany” – Our new SOEP brochure now available online!

Our new brochure “Living in Germany” offers a compact source of information about the kinds of research currently being done with SOEP data of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and key findings from these studies. In the brochure, we .

10.07.2017
Economic Bulletin

Real estate price polarization projected to increase until 2030 in Germany

Demographic projections for Germany indicate a drop in the population of many regions by 2030. This is likely to have an impact on the real estate market. Our report presents the result of a model calculation of asking prices for residential real ...

26.06.2017| Markus M. Grabka
Interview

"Depopulation to affect regional real estate prices": Seven questions for Markus M. Grabka

Mr. Grabka, you have studied the effects of the demographic shift on residential real estate prices in Germany. What does population growth in the coming decades look like? We based our work on the population forecast coordinated by the German ...

26.06.2017| Markus M. Grabka
Economic Bulletin

In 2016, around one-third of people in Germany donated for refugees and ten percent helped out on site—yet concerns are mounting

The presence of refugees in Germany and the challenges their integration poses have preoccupied the public for the past two years. According to the latest data of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), many more people in Germany were concerned about ...

28.04.2017| Philipp Eisnecker, Jannes Jacobsen, Jürgen Schupp
Interview

"The higher educated, the more optimistic about the consequences of refugee immigration": eight questions for Philipp Eisnecker

Mr. Eisnecker, have the population’s concerns about refugee migration grown or declined? We can conclusively say that in 2015 and 2016, the population was markedly more concerned about migration – and xenophobia as well. This statement .

28.04.2017| Philipp Eisnecker
Personnel news

Daniel Schnitzlein has been appointed to the advisory board of the Thailand Vietnam Socio-Economic Panel

Daniel Schnitzlein has been appointed to the advisory board of the Thailand Vietnam Socio-Economic Panel (www.tvsep.de). The TVSEP is a panel survey of households in Thailand and Vietnam (partly based on SOEP) and is managed from Hanover and Gö .

24.04.2017
Personnel news

Andreas Franken joined the SOEP team

Andreas Franken will be supporting the SOEP team as of April 1 with data preparation, in particular, the preparation and documentation of SOEPlong. Andreas most recently worked as a research assistant at the German Centre for Higher Education ...

24.04.2017
Press release

World Happiness Day: SOEP data show that life satisfaction of Eastern Germans is catching up

People across Germany are happier today than at any other point since German reunification According to a new analysis of data from the nationally representative, long-term Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, people in both West and East Germany have

22.03.2017
Economic Bulletin

Policy goals in the eyes of the public: preservation of the liberal democratic order remains most important

More than just a few politicians and scientists see an imbalance in policy’s primary orientation toward economic goals, especially the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In view of scientific and public discourses on prosperity, this report analyzes

02.03.2017| Marco Giesselmann
Interview

Improving the quality of care for the elderly is of high relevance for all age groups: six questions for Marco Giesselmann

Mr. Giesselmann, you studied how eligible voters in Germany judge the importance of various policy goals in 2013 and again at the beginning of this year. Which policy goals appeared in your survey? We asked questions about direct economic aspects, .

02.03.2017| Marco Giesselmann
Report

Jannes Jacobsen, Jana Jaworski, and Lisa Pagel recently joined the SOEP

Jannes Jacobsen, Jana Jaworski, and Lisa Pagel recently joined the SOEP as part of the project Refugee Families in Germany (GeFam). Jannes completed his master’s degree in Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin in early 2016. His

08.02.2017
Report

Christoph Halbmeier supports the SOEP team

Christoph Halbmeier started to work in February as a SOEP research assistant on the DFG project “Wealth Distribution in Switzerland and Germany: Evidence from Survey Data”. He finished his degree in economics in October of last year at ..

08.02.2017
Report

Sarah Dahmann successfully defended her dissertation

Sarah Dahmann successfully defended her dissertation on “Human Capital Returns to Education – Three Essays on the Causal Effects of Schooling on Skills and Health” at Freie Universität Berlin. On the same day, she received her

08.02.2017
Report

Hannes Kröger joined the SOEP group

Hannes Kröger joined the SOEP group in December 2016. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His dissertation investigated health selection effects on the German labor market. After his dissertation, Hannes worked

08.02.2017
Economic Bulletin

Real Income Rose Significantly between 1991 and 2014 on Average – First Indication of Return to Increased Income Inequality

The real disposable income of private households in Germany, accounting for inflation, rose by 12 percent between 1991 and 2014. This is what the present study based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) has shown. However, the trends varied .

03.02.2017| Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka
Interview

"The Gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing": seven questions for Markus M. Grabka

Mr. Grabka, the German economy has flourished in recent years. To what extent is its economic growth reflected in the growth of income? On average across the total population disposable household income after inflation has risen, but depending on .

03.02.2017| Markus M. Grabka
Personnel news

Michaela Schmälzle joined the SOEP group

Michaela Schmälzle joined the SOEP group this January to support in survey management of the SOEP-related study PIAAC-L. Michaela studied Sociology at the Universities of Konstanz and Mannheim. In her master’s thesis, she examined the ...

15.01.2017
Economic Bulletin

Forced migration, arrival in Germany, and first steps toward integration

A new representative survey of a total of 4,500 recently arrived refugees to Germany conducted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Research Centre of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ), and the German Socio ...

07.12.2016| Jürgen Schupp
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