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SOEP-Core v28i (update international edition, data 1984-2011)

The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Every year, there were nearly 11,000 households, and more than 20,000 persons sampled by the fieldwork organization TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. The data provide information on all household members, consisting of Germans living in the Old and New German States, Foreigners, and recent Immigrants to Germany. The Panel was started in 1984. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators. As early as June 1990-even before the Economic, Social and Monetary Union-SOEP expanded to include the states of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), thus seizing the rare opportunity to observe the transformation of an entire society. An immigrant sample was added as well to account for the changes that took place in Germany society in 1994/95. Further new samples were added in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2011. The survey is constantly being adapted and developed in response to current social developments. The international version contains 95% of all cases surveyed.

Dataset Information

Titel: German Socio-oeconomic Panel Study (SOEP), data of the years 1984-2010
DOI: 10.5684/soep.v28.1i
Collection period
: 1984-2011
Publication date
: April 19, 2013
Principal investigators
: Jürgen Schupp, Martin Kroh, Jan Goebel, Silke Anger, Marco Giesselmann, Markus Grabka, Peter Krause, Elisabeth Liebau, Henning Lohmann, David Richter, Christian Schmitt, Daniel Schnitzlein, Juliana Werneburg, Frauke Peter, Ingrid Tucci

 Data set information:

 Number of units 70.349
 Number of variables 47.933 in 360 data sets
 Data format STATA, SPSS, SAS, CSV
 MD5 fingerprints of the data sets

CSV_95 | TXT, 15.76 KB
PanelWhiz_50 | TXT, 15.8 KB
PanelWhiz_95 | TXT, 15.8 KB
SAS German_95 | TXT, 17.52 KB
SAS English_95 | TXT, 17.52 KB
SAS English_50 | TXT, 17.52 KB
CSV soeplong_95 | TXT, 0.69 KB
SAS soeplong German_95 | TXT, 0.76 KB
SPSS soeplong German_95 | TXT, 0.69 KB
STATA soeplong German_95 | TXT, 0.69 KB
SPSS German_95 | TXT, 15.76 KB
SPSS English_95 | TXT, 15.76 KB
SPSS English_50 | TXT, 15.76 KB
Stata German_95 | TXT, 15.76 KB
Stata German & English_95 | TXT, 15.76 KB
Stata English_95 | TXT, 15.76 KB
Stata English_50 | TXT, 15.76 KB
ZIP Files | TXT, 1.2 KB