Report of September 17, 2020
From April to June 2020, the SOEP conducted the survey “The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences” (SOEP-CoV) in cooperation with the University of Bielefeld and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (for a description of the methodology in German, see: https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/srm/article/view/7748 ).
For SOEP-CoV, every household in the main SOEP sample was contacted, and in those households that agreed to participate in SOEP-CoV, one household member was interviewed by telephone.
The topics of the survey were:
a) Prevalence of the virus, health behavior, and health inequalities,
b) Labor market and employment,
c) Social life, networks, and mobility,
d) Mental health and well-being,
e) Social cohesion
(the questionnaires are available in German and English at: https://www.soep-cov.de/Methodik/).
The household and individual information collected in the SOEP-CoV survey can be linked with the information already available on the participating households from previous waves of the regular SOEP survey. A further telephone survey of all SOEP-CoV respondents will take place in early 2021.
The SOEP-CoV project team is now offering SOEP data users the opportunity to use the SOEP-CoV data to study selected research questions as part of collaborative projects.
If interested, please submit a one-page outline of your research question to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject header: SOEP-CoV analysis, by October 15.
A decision will be made by mid-November.