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  • Research Project

    Groups put at Particular Risk by COVID 19 (GaPRisk)

    The Covid-19 pandemic poses numerous societal challenges. We will examine how it affects distinct social and at-risk groups in Germany, what it implies for societal inequalities, and what role welfare state measures play. First, we will describe the situation of the population before and during the pandemic in the health and the socio-economic domain. In each domain, we will study a set of core...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Research Project

    Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms

    Current Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Research Project

    Effects of the legal minimum wage on poverty

    The project analyses the effects of the statutory minimum wage on poverty in Germany. We use the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to examine the development of income poverty. Using a microsimulation model, the project studies the effect of minimum wages on social benefits.

    Completed Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Publication

    Study protocol of the ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ study (RKI-SOEP study) published

    The study protocol of the CORONA-MONITORING nationwide study (RKI-SOEP study) has been published in the Journal of Health Monitoring and is freely available.In the study, which was conducted in a collaboration between the Robert Koch Institute and the Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin, SOEP respondents were sent self-tests in the form of PCR and DBS tests to be sent to the RKI for analysis. In addition, ...

    11.02.2021| Markus M. Grabka
  • Research Project

    Second Nationwide Antibody Study “Living in Germany – Corona Monitoring” (RKI-SOEP-2)

    How many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or are protected from severe COVID-19 disease by vaccination? How widespread are SARS-CoV-2 antibodies? What percentage of the population is willing to get vaccinated? How is the pandemic affecting specific population groups such as refugees? As part of RKI-SOEP-2, participants in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study were asked to take a dry...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Research Project

    Nationwide Antibody Study “Living in Germany—Corona Monitoring” (RKI-SOEP)

    How many people have already been infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? How many infections have gone undetected? The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) are investigating these questions in the nationwide study “Living in Germany—Corona Monitoring”. DIW Berlin has commissioned Kantar to carry out the survey.

    Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Research Project

    Basic Income Pilot Project

    The current debate on unconditional basic income in Germany is often dominated by personal opinions and clichés and is seldom based on robust scientific knowledge, as there have been no generalizable scientific studies on this subject in the German context up to now. Studies in other countries such as Finland provide initial insights, but many of these are out of date or focus on specific...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Report

    New SOEP Research Project: What Are the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic?

    What are the economic and social consequences of the corona pandemic for people in Germany, now and in the future? SOEP researchers are exploring this question together with researchers from the University of Bielefeld, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Charité Berlin, and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin) as part of the research project “Socio-Economic Factors in and Consequences ...

    29.04.2020| Stefan Liebig
  • Research Project

    The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences (SOEP-CoV)

    How is the corona pandemic affecting people in Germany and what economic and social impacts will it have in the years to come? SOEP-CoV, a joint project of SOEP and the University of Bielefeld, aims at answering these questions. On the one hand, the project is investigating how the corona crisis is changing everyday life in Germany and how people are dealing with the situation. On the other hand,...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Research Project

    Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany (LARGE)

    The project “Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany” (LARGE) is developing a set of indicators of refugees’ physical and mental health based on data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees. Researchers in the project are also studying what role these indicators play over time in refugees’ integration into German...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Report

    New DFG project: SOEP researchers study the role of health in refugees’ integration

    How do refugees differ from other population groups with respect to health? And how are health inequalities between refugees and others related to living conditions and the health care system? These research questions will guide the project “Refugee Migration to Germany: A Magnifying Glass for Broader Public Health Challenges” (PH-LENS), which started work on October 1, 2019, for an initial ...

    24.09.2019| Monika Wimmer
  • Press Release

    A refugee’s personality is one of the factors which decides how successful integration is

    An increased willingness to take risks, reciprocating friendliness, and a conviction that they are in control of their own lives lead to refugees gaining a foothold in Germany faster.   Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of their lives integrate into society faster. This ...

  • Research Project

    GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protection Factors (DDR-PSYCH)

    After more than 25 years since reunification, the former German Democratic Republic (GDR; often known in English as East Germany; in German DDR) and its socio-political system have remained a point of reference for the analysis of societal, social, and individual processes in Germany. There is a lack of knowledge about the on-going impact of the East German past on the German general population....

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Weekly Report

    Refugees in Germany with children still living abroad have lowest life satisfaction

    Family strongly influences personal well-being—especially in the case of refugees, whose family members often remain in their homeland. This report is the first to closely examine the well-being and family structures of refugees who came to Germany between January 2013 and January 2016. It uses data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany. Among individuals aged between 18 and 49, ...

    17.10.2018| Ludovica Gambaro, Diana Schacht, C. Katharina Spieß
  • Interview

    "The higher educated, the more optimistic about the consequences of refugee immigration": eight questions for Philipp Eisnecker

    Mr. Eisnecker, have the population’s concerns about refugee migration grown or declined? We can conclusively say that in 2015 and 2016, the population was markedly more concerned about migration – and xenophobia as well. This statement is based on data from the Socio- Economic Panel (SOEP), a longitudinal survey, which has collected data on the population’s concerns on a range of ...

    28.04.2017| Philipp Eisnecker
  • Interview

    Improving the quality of care for the elderly is of high relevance for all age groups: six questions for Marco Giesselmann

    Mr. Giesselmann, you studied how eligible voters in Germany judge the importance of various policy goals in 2013 and again at the beginning of this year. Which policy goals appeared in your survey? We asked questions about direct economic aspects, including per capita income as well as indicators of income and wealth. Secondly, we asked about social aspects such as the employment rate, education rate, ...

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