Report , News of 22 December 2014

Translation of the age-specific questionnaires

We are currently in the process of translating and publishing all of the age-specific questionnaires in the SOEP (mother-child / parent-child, youth questionnaires, and a questionnaire given to the relatives of deceased respondents), which up to now were not available in English. The translations are based on the original questionnaires from the 2012 survey; the questions from previous and subsequent years only diverge minimally, if at all, from this version.

Each of the English versions of the age-specific questionnaires will be published as individual SOEP Survey Papers in Series A: Field Instruments. We have started with the Mother and Child Questionnaires given to the mothers of newborns, 2-3-year-olds, and 5-6-year-olds. The layout of the questionnaires is slightly different from the original questionnaires since we are importing the questions directly from the existing metadata format (which also saves us typesetting costs). This also has the advantage that the right labels and values will be included with the question and kept consistent on the metadata portal in the next step.

Mother and Child Questionnaire (Newborns)
Mother and Child Questionnaire (2-3-year-olds)
Mother and Child Questionnaire (5-6-year-olds)