Title: Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), data from 1984-2015, International Scientific Use Version
Collection period: 1984-2015
Publication date: December 14, 2016
Principal investigators: Jürgen Schupp, Jan Goebel, Martin Kroh, Carsten Schröder, Charlotte Bartels, Klaudia Erhardt, Alexandra Fedorets, Marco Giesselmann, Markus Grabka, Peter Krause, Simon Kühne, David Richter, Diana Schacht, Paul Schmelzer, Christian Schmitt, Daniel Schnitzlein, Rainer Siegers, Knut Wenzig
Data collector: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung GmbH.
Population: Persons living in private households in Germany.
Selection method: All samples of SOEP are multi-stage random samples which are regionally clustered. The respondents (households) are selected by random-walk.
Collection mode: The interview methodology of the SOEP is based on a set of pre-tested questionnaires for households and individuals. Principally an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household aged 16 years and over. Additionally one person (head of household) is asked to answer a household related questionnaire covering information on housing, housing costs, and different sources of income. This covers also some questions on children in the household up to 16 years of age, mainly concerning attendance at institutions (kindergarten, elementary school, etc.).
Data set information:
|Number of units||108,063|
|Number of variables||61,902 in 413 data sets|
|Data format||STATA, SPSS, SAS, CSV|
|Distribution format||zip files
|Stata bilingual||6aa30370b3c551e4de090517d6864a4e||| TXT, 18.11 KB|
|Stata German||302b6da0a2aa99a476ea3ab614c0479c||| TXT, 18.11 KB|
|Stata English||68d78d13bcf7da1fca87b0a26935f387||| TXT, 18.11 KB|
|SPSS German||673fabae8a45da5a4add30b8d65a001b||| TXT, 18.11 KB|
|SPSS English||e3071ed3fe978d388a3d10b3943e302d||| TXT, 18.11 KB|
|SAS German||56343155b20a726128588a4e8814091b||| TXT, 20.23 KB|
|SAS English||8b39126e717ee4c9a6ba07966152c455||| TXT, 20.23 KB|
|CSV||a550b1448e22e3f21dd8dafbb3fa0bbb||| TXT, 18.11 KB|
Gert G. Wagner, Joachim R. Frick, and Jürgen Schupp (2007): The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) - Scope, Evolution and Enhancements, Schmollers Jahrbuch (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies), 127 (1), 139-169 (download).
Joachim R. Frick, Stephen P. Jenkins, Dean R. Lillard, Oliver Lipps und Mark Wooden (2007): The Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and its Member Country Household Panel Studies, Schmollers Jahrbuch, Jg. 127 (4) , 627-654 (download).
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Individual (PAPI) 2015: Field-de Var-de Var-en
Household 2015: Field-de Var-de Var-en
Biography (PAPI) 2015: Field-de Var-de Var-en
Youth (16-17 year-olds) 2015: Field-de Var-de Var-en
Pre-Teen (11-12 year-olds) 2015: Field-de
Mother and Child (Newborns) 2015: Field-de
Mother and Child (2-3-year-olds) 2015: Field-de
Mother and Child (5-6-year-olds) 2015: Field-de
Parents and Child (7-8-year-olds) 2015: Field-de
Mother and Child (9-10-year-olds) 2015: Field-de
Deceased Individual 2015: Field-de
Please find all sample specific questionnaires of this year and all questionnaires of previous years on this site
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