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IAB-SOEP Migration Samples 2019

The IAB-SOEP Migration Sample is a joint project of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

The project tempts to overcome limitations of previous datasets by drawing a sample that takes into account changes in the structure of migration to Germany since 1995. The dataset is an additional sample for the SOEP-Core study and therefore completely harmonized with the SOEP  (identical questionnaire with additional questions on the respondent's migration situation). The study opens up new perspectives for migration research and gives insights on the living situations of new immigrants to Germany.

The data have been integrated into the SOEP-Core data sets (since SOEP v30), and boosts the share of respondents with a migration background.

Please find a detailled description on our Integrated Studies site

Dataset Information

Title: IAB-SOEP Migration Samples (M1, M2), data of the years 2013-2019

DOI: 10.5684/soep.iab-soep-mig.2019

Publication date: 2021-04-15


Principal investigators: Herbert Brücker, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp

Co-PIs: Jan Goebel, Parvati Trübswetter, Sabine Zinn

Affiliated staff members for providing the Scientific Use File: Charlotte Bartels, Alexandra Fedorets, Andreas Franken, Martin Gerike, Florian Griese, Markus M. Grabka, Jannes Jacobsen, Selin Kara, Yuliya Kosyakova, Peter Krause, Hannes Kröger, Elisabeth Liebau, Maria Metzing, Jana Nebelin, Lisa Pagel, Marvin Petrenz, David Richter, Paul Schmelzer, Christian Schmitt, Daniel Schnitzlein, Carsten Schröder, Rainer Siegers, Hans Walter Steinhauer, Knut Wenzig, Stefan Zimmermann

Data collection: Kantar Public Deutschland

Collection period: 2013-2019

Citation of the data set: IAB-SOEP Migration Samples (M1, M2), data of the years 2013-2019, DOI infoFind an explanation on the usage of DOI here.: 10.5684/soep.iab-soep-mig.2019 or - if used as part of this - 10.5684/soep.v36eu.

If you publish using this data, it is mandatory to quote the following reference:

Herbert Brücker, Martin Kroh, Simone Bartsch, Jan Goebel, Simon Kühne, Elisabeth Liebau, Parvati Trübswetter, Ingrid Tucci & Jürgen Schupp (2014): The new IAB-SOEP Migration Sample: an introduction into the methodology and the contents. SOEP Survey Paper 216, Series C. Berlin, Nürnberg: DIW Berlin.


Further information and documentation on the dataset can be found on the SOEP-Cor SOEP-Core v36eu page.