SOEP-IS 2016.2 (data 1998-2016)

The SOEP group at DIW Berlin introduced the SOEP-IS panel for short-term experiments but also for long-term surveys that are not possible in the SOEP-Core—for instance, because they require instruments that are not yet well established or that deal with very specific research topics. In addition to Samples E and I from SOEP-Core, which were started in 1998 and 2009, respectively, new samples were drawn in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 to achieve the final number of 5,000 respondents. The annual interviews since 2012 have contained not only questions from the SOEP-Core but also innovative modules, which are selected in a peer-reviewed competition as of the 2013 survey year to identify the "best" research questions. The survey is conducted by specially trained interviewers from the fieldwork organization TNS Infratest Sozialforschung using computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) and is representative for Germany as a whole. Some of the many topics include earnings, employment, education, and health. The international version contains 95% of all cases surveyed.

Dataset Information

Title: SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS), data from 1998-2016

DOI infoFind an explanation on the usage of DOI here.: 10.5684/soep.is.2016.2
Collection period: 1998-2016
Pubication date: 2018-08-08
Principal investigators: Jan Goebel, Stefan Liebig, David Richter, Carsten Schröder, Jürgen Schupp, Knut Wenzig

Data collector: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung GmbH (now: Kantar Public Deutschland 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 SOEP-IS is conducted using CAPI (Computer-assisted personal interviewing) exclusively. In principle, an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household aged 16 and over. Additionally, one person (head of household) is asked to complete a household questionnaire covering information on housing, housing costs, and different sources of income. This also includes some questions about children up to 16 years of age in the household (e.g., kindergarten attendance, elementary school attendance, etc.).

Updates

  • new: weights for 2016
  • new: data on interviewers (intv)
  • corrected: interviewer id (intid) in data set hbrutto
  • corrected: variables on parent status in data set bioparen
  • corrected: variable hgnrkid in data set hgen

Data file information

Distribution format MD5 fingerprints of the zip files
of the datasets
SPSS German 1b22d363d1a0aa7346560ad16a7d0ffa  link
SPSS English 49df28eaf118d330e733a650e66cfff6  link
Stata German 9c96287c7eb4c6f37062a34f0b7e85b9  link
Stata English 5ea6437a865f2ff148a012059d49994f  link

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Please find all sample specific questionnaires of this year and all questionnaires of previous years on this site

1) SOEP-IS 2016.2—PPFAD: Person-related Meta-dataset

2) SOEP-IS 2016—PPFAD: Person-related Meta-dataset

3) SOEP-IS 2016.2—PBRUTTO: Person-related Gross File

4) SOEP-IS 2016—PBRUTTO: Person-related Gross File

5) SOEP-IS 2016.2—HBRUTTO: Household-related Gross File

6) SOEP-IS 2016—HBRUTTO: Household-related Gross File

7) SOEP-IS 2016.2—PGEN: Person-related Status and Generated Variables

8) SOEP-IS 2016—PGEN: Person-related Status and Generated Variables

9) SOEP-IS 2016.2—HGEN: Household-related Status and Generated Variables

10) SOEP-IS 2016—HGEN: Household-related Status and Generated Variables

11) SOEP-IS 2016.2—PHRF: Weights for Persons

12) SOEP-IS 2016.2—HHRF: Weights for Households

13) SOEP-IS 2016.2—P: Variables from the Individual Question Module

14) SOEP-IS 2016—P: Variables from the Individual Question Module

15) SOEP-IS 2016.2—H: Variables from the Household Question Module

16) SOEP-IS 2016—H: Variables from the Household Question Module

17) SOEP-IS 2016.2—BIO: Variables from the Life Course Question Module

18) SOEP-IS 2016—BIO: Variables from the Life Course Question Module

19) SOEP-IS 2016.1—BIOPAREN: Biography Information on the Parents

20) SOEP-IS 2016.2—BIOPAREN: Biography Information on the Parents

21) SOEP-IS 2016—BIOPAREN: Biography Information on the Parents

22) SOEP-IS 2016.2—BIOAGE: Variables from the Modules of Questions on Children

23) SOEP-IS 2016—BIOAGE: Variables from the Modules of Questions on Children

24) SOEP-IS 2016.2—BIOBIRTH: Birth Biography of Female and Male Respondents

25) SOEP-IS 2016—BIOBIRTH: Birth Biography of Female and Male Respondents

26) SOEP-IS 2016.2—KID: Pooled Dataset on Children

27) SOEP-IS 2016—KID: Pooled Dataset on Children

28) SOEP-IS 2016.2—INNO: Variables from the Innovation Modules

29) SOEP-IS 2016—INNO: Variables from the Innovation Modules

30) SOEP-IS 2016.2—INNO_H: Household-Variables from the Innovation Modules

31) SOEP-IS 2016—INNO_H: Household-Variables from the Innovation Modules

32) SOEP-IS 2016.2—IDRM: Person-related Data from Innovative DRM Module

33) SOEP-IS 2016—IDRM: Person-related Data from Innovative DRM Module

34) SOEP-IS 2016.2—IDRM_ESM: Person-related DRM Data from Innovative ESM Module

35) SOEP-IS 2016—IDRM_ESM: Person-related DRM Data from Innovative ESM Module

36) SOEP-IS 2016.2—IESM: Person-related ESM Data from Innovative ESM Module

37) SOEP-IS 2016—IESM: Person-related ESM Data from Innovative ESM Module

38) SOEP-IS 2016.1—IRISK: Decision from Description vs. Decision from Experience

39) SOEP-IS 2016.2—IRISK: Decision from Description vs. Decision from Experience

40) SOEP-IS 2016—IRISK: Decision from Description vs. Decision from Experience

41) SOEP-IS 2016.2—COGNIT: Cognitive Achievement Potentials

42) SOEP-IS 2016—COGNIT: Cognitive Achievement Potentials

43) SOEP-IS 2016.2—INTV: Variables about the interviewers

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