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October 12, 2016


SOEPcampus@Uni Bielefeld: Introduction to the German Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP)


October 12, 2016
10:00-18:00 Uhr


Universität Bielefeld


Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Soziologie, und SOEP

Data Management & Basic Longitudinal Designs

The SOEP is a representative longitudinal survey of the population in Germany conducted annually since 1984. It is one the most important sources for longitudinal research worldwide. It collects data on topics such as household composition, employment and family biography, income, health, education, life satisfaction, and personality. Working with a rich longitudinal dataset like the SOEP offers numerous possibilities but also requires specialized skills.

This one day workshop offers participants the opportunity to gain a well-grounded first understanding of how to work with SOEP data. Additionally, the core analytical potentials of the SOEP (and longitudinal data in general) will be explored. 

The software used in the workshop will be stata. Basic knowledge of stata is required.

This workshop is open for all students and researchers from sociology, economics, psychology and related disciplines. There are no fees. However, registration is limited to 25 persons and organized on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information and registration, please visit the website of Bielefeld University or download our form for registration and send it to