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SOEPtutorials - Basic Introduction to the SOEP

This introductory video describes what the Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) study is about, how it has evolved, what kinds of data it offers for scientific research, and under what conditions the data can be accessed. This video may also be of interest to parts of the non-scientific community as a very basic overview of the study.

LectureSandra Bohmann, Deborah Anne Bowen and SOEP Group
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SOEPtutorials - Topics

This video presents the various topics covered in the SOEP and introduces some exemplary items for each of the topics.

LectureSandra Bohmann, Deborah Anne Bowen and SOEP Group
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SOEPtutorials - Panel Composition and Sample Development

This tutorial explains who we survey each year. It illustrates the household-centered survey design and the methodologies used to follow respondents throughout the life course. It also briefly describes the sample’s evolution since 1984 and introduces the various subsamples that have been added over the years.

LectureSandra Bohmann, Deborah Anne Bowen and SOEP Group
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SOEPtutorials - Questionnaires

This tutorial introduces the different questionnaires currently used in the SOEP survey. It illustrates how we design the questionnaires to cover the entire life course, including important events, transitions, and moves into and out of the study.

LectureSandra Bohmann, Deborah Anne Bowen and the SOEP Group
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SOEPtutorials - Data Structure and Naming Conventions

This tutorial introduces the general structure of the Socio-Economic Panel Study and explains the naming conventions for datasets and variables in the study.

LectureSandra Bohmann, Deborah Anne Bowen and SOEP Group
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SOEPtutorials - Identifiers and Pointers

This tutorial introduces the different identifiers used for individuals, households, and interviewers, and explains how you can use pointers to merge information on different units of analysis.

LectureSandra Bohmann, Deborah Anne Bowen and SOEP Group
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SOEP People: A Conversation with Bruce Headey

Australian Political Scientist Bruce Headey was not only one of the first SOEP data users—he was one of the first researchers in the world to discover the value of the SOEP for research on happiness. Headey is a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in the University of Melbourne. He is a specialist in welfare and distributional issues and at the forefront of current international research on the efficacy of social welfare policies in Western Europe and North America. He spoke to us about recipes for happiness, the joys of academic life, and about life as a roller coaster ride.

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What about the U.S. interest rate: with Max Hanisch

To accompany the economic upturn in the U.S., the Federal Reserve Bank has been raising its benchmark interest rate incrementally. In an increasingly globalized world in which the American economy plays a key role, an action like this has spillover effects on the international level. Max Hanisch's study shows that the member states of the euro area—Germany in particular—can temporarily benefit from a restrictive U.S. monetary policy. Press release from March, 21, 2018Short-term benefits for Germany and the euro area from a U.S. interest rate hike

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Living in Germany

Every year, more than 30,000 people are interviewed for the SOEP study. Without their commitment and the professionalism of the interviewers working for Kantar Public, the survey institute, the SOEP would not be as successful as it is today. Interviewer Andrea Schüle has been working for “Living in Germany”, as the survey is known to respondents, for over 10 years. We introduce her and “her” respondents in a short video produced by the Berlin agency 2470 Media.

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Integration of Migrants in the EU: Why Such Differences Between Member States?

Since the early 1990s, immigration has been a more important source of population increase in the EU than the natural change due to births and deaths, while in recent years Europe is facing a large inflow of refugees. At the same time, Eurobarometer opinion surveys reveal that immigration tops the list of challenges that EU citizens are most concerned about and therefore effective policies toward immigration are more important now than ever. Following the keynote address by Jutta Cordt on European and German immigration policies, the event will focus on integration of migrants in the EU and explore the reasons behind the large differences in migration integration effectiveness across the EU member states. The event, organised by Bruegel in cooperation with DIW Berlin will discuss these and related questions and will also feature the launch in Berlin of the study authored by Uuriintuya Batsaikhan, Zsolt Darvas and Inês Gonçalves Raposo on the impact and integration of migrants in the European Union (Download).

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Spotlight: on the German federal election 2017

Statement by DIW president Marcel Fratzscher about the results of the German federal election 2017.

InterviewDennis Meiser-von Schmädel
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SOEP People: A Conversation with Nicolas Ziebarth

Nicolas Ziebarth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. He studied economics and business studies at HU and TU Berlin and was a member of the first DIW Graduate Center cohort from 2006 to 2011. During this time, Nicolas Ziebarth worked in the SOEP department at DIW Berlin. His dissertation, entitled “Sickness Absence and Economic Incentives,” was supervised by Gert G. Wagner and was awarded the 2011 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award. His research is in the field of applied health and labor economics, focusing on the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health, as well as the driving forces and implications of health-related behavior.

InterviewDebbie Bowen, Monika Wimmer
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