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Families in Germany (FiD)

Completed Project

Project Period

January 1, 2009 - March 31, 2014

Commissioned by

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)

In Cooperation With

Prognos AG (business office for the entire evaluation)

Subproject of the overall evaluation of the monetary family related benefits

Families in Germany (FiD) was the first systematic, large-scale evaluation of the entire spectrum of public benefits to married people and families in Germany. The study was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).

The FiD study was designed to provide an improved source of nationally representative data for the analysis of several subgroups of the population that are important for family policy but too small in size relative to the overall population to produce statistically reliable and generalizable results. These include single-parent families, low-income families, and families with more than two children. To address the need for more observations of these groups, the FiD study was conducted from 2010-2013 by SOEP at DIW Berlin in partnership with TNS Infratest Sozialforschung (now Kantar Public). It was modelled on the SOEP survey and provides data on more than 4,500 households.

Please find information on the data in our RDC SOEP.

The final report of the project is available in German on the website of the BMFSFJ.

All publications based on the FiD data set and known to us you will find  in our SOEPlit database.