Publications Based on SOEP Data: SOEPlit

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Panel Data in Research on Mobility and Migration: A Review of Recent Advances

Panel data has become the gold standard for causal assessments of complex human behaviour in quantitative social science. The objective of this review is to examine and discuss how panel data and related methods contribute to the identification of causal relationships in spatial mobility research. We illustrate this by providing a succinct overview of recent progress in spatial mobility research, drawing ...

In: Comparative Population Studies 46 (2021), 187-214 | Sergi Vidal, Philipp M. Lersch

Institutionalized Normality and Individual Living Situations. The Non-Take-Up of Old-Age Basic Income Support in Germany

Untersucht wird die Nichtinanspruchnahme der Grundsicherung im Alter in Deutschland mit dem SOEP (2010–2015). Gezeigt wird, dass 6 von 10 keine Leistungen beantragen. Zur Erklärung werden Unterschiede zwischen der individuellen Lebenssituation und institutionellen Normalitätsvorstellungen herangezogen. Die Empirie fokussiert drei Dimensionen: das Zurechtkommen mit schwierigen finanziellen Bedingungen ...

In: Swiss Journal of Sociology 47 (2021), 2, 181-200 | Felix Wilke

Selectivity profiles of recently arrived refugees and labour migrants in Germany

Migranten unterscheiden sich in bestimmten Merkmalen von Personen, die im Herkunftsland verbleiben. Der vorliegende Beitrag widmet sich der Beschreibung dieser Selektivitätsprofile. Das Augenmerk richtet sich auf die Charakteristiken Bildung, Alter und Geschlecht. Einerseits wird untersucht, welche Unterschiede zwischen Geflüchteten und Arbeitsmigranten zu beobachten sind; andererseits werden syrische ...

In: Soziale Welt 71 (2020), 1-2, 54-89 | Christoph Spörlein, Cornelia Kristen, Regine Schmidt, Jörg Welker

Why We Should Care About Regional Origins: Educational Selectivity Among Refugees and Labor Migrants in Western Europe

Immigrant selectivity describes the notion that migrants are not a random sample of the population at origin, but differ in certain traits such as educational attainment from individuals who stay behind. In this article, we move away from group-level descriptions of educational selectivity and measure it as an individual's relative position in the age- and gender-specific educational distribution of ...

In: Frontiers in Sociology 4 (2019), 39, | Christoph Spörlein, Cornelia Kristen

The Development of the Rank-Order Stability of the Big Five Across the Life Span

Several studies have suggested that the rank-order stability of personality increases until midlife and declines later in old age. However, this inverted U-shaped pattern has not consistently emerged in previous research; in particular, a recent investigation implementing several methodological advances failed to support it. To resolve the matter, we analyzed data from two representative panel studies ...

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (in press) (2021), | Ingo Seifert, Julia M. Rohrer, Boris Egloff, Stefan Schmukle

Better together? Regression analysis of complex survey data after ex-post harmonization

An increasing number of researchers pool, harmonize, and analyze survey data from different survey providers for their research questions. They aim to study heterogeneity between groups over a long period or examine smaller subgroups; research questions that can be impossible to answer with a single survey. This combination or pooling of data is known as individual person data (IPD) meta-analysis in ...

2020,
(SocArXiv Papers)
| Anna-Carolina Haensch, Bernd Weiß

Dealing with various flavors of missing data in ex-post survey harmonization and beyond

This dissertation overcomes several missing data problems in ex-post survey harmonization. Although ex-post survey harmonization projects have become more common in the social sciences in recent years, methodological research on this topic is still relatively rare. The dissertation's main body consists of four chapters, each of which presents a study exploring solutions for missing data problems not ...

2021, | Anna-Carolina Haensch

Understanding Refugee Worries in the Integration Process

This article presents policy related results of a data analysis conducted to understand the nature of refugee worries (concerns) during the integration process in Germany. Data comes from the German Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP), which has a specific data subset collected from refugee population living in Germany. “Uncertainty” is the key concept that explains worry structure of refugees, indicating ...

2021, | Cüneyt Gürer, Mehmet A. Sözer

The Effect of Self-Control and Financial Literacy on Impulse Borrowing: Experimental Evidence

This paper examines the effect of reduced self-control on impulsive borrowing in a laboratory experiment. We manipulate self-control using an ego depletion task and show that it is effective. Following the ego depletion task, participants can anonymously buy hot drinks on credit. We find no significant average effects, but find that treated individuals that have low financial literacy are more likely ...

DIW Discussion Paper 1950 | Antonia Grohmann, Jana S. Hamdan

Educational Assimilation of First-Generation and Second-Generation Immigrants in Germany

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for 1984–2018, we analyze the intergenerational education mobility of immigrants in Germany by identifying the determinants of differences in educational stocks for first- and second-generation immigrants in comparison to individuals without a migration background. Our results show that on average, first-generation immigrants have fewer years of schooling ...

In: Journal of International Migration and Integration (online first) (2021), | Thomas Gries, Margarete Redlin, Moonum Zehra
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