In 2019, two interesting new samples were added: the Top Shareholder Sample (Sample P) and the LGBTQ Sample (Sample Q) covering lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, and those who identify as non-binary.
Due to new developments in the regulations on data protection and privacy, variables containing information on Germany’s federal states (Bundesländer) must not leave the European Union. We have therefore developed a new concept with different Editions of the SOEP data for our various channels of data distribution (a more detailed description is available in the SOEPcompanion).
SOEP data v36 is the first version in which the dataset BIOIMMIG was generated using longitudinal data. As a result, many of the variables in this dataset have been changed.