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SOEP publishes Annual Report 2023 – scope and successes of the longest-running household survey – high-caliber research projects launched

News of July 10, 2024

What is the state of poverty and social cohesion in Germany? What about the integration of Ukrainian refugees? How has people's mental health developed over the last 20 years? In 2023, researchers from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) once again used its long-term panel data to conduct research on a wide range of topics relating to social change in Germany.

In the 2023 annual report, SOEP looks back on an eventful year, from first-class publications to the successful acquisition of innovative third-party funding projects, in particular an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Commission in the area of wealth research (SOEP researcher Philipp Lersch). Readers also learn more about SOEP in the media, the people behind SOEP, and the implementation of the study.

"Living in Germany," as the study is officially called, was launched for the 40th time in 2023. The participants were asked about their living and working conditions, their satisfaction and health as well as their income. In addition, the second wave of the study among Ukrainian refugees (SUARE, funded by the German Research Foundation) provided new insights into their integration in Germany.

Migration is one of the main research areas of the SOEP at DIW Berlin, alongside inequality and distribution, health and well-being, and survey methodology. In 2023, the SOEP team worked on a total of 39 third-party funded projects with numerous renowned cooperation partners. In addition, around 15,000 researchers worldwide made use of this wealth of data, publishing around 450 research articles based on SOEP data.

The report is available free of charge as a PDF. You can request a printed version by e-mail.

Verena Neumann
Verena Neumann

Knowledge Transfer and Communications Officer in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department