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    Two Trainees for the SOEP

    The SOEP welcomes trainees Florian Griese and Janine Napieraj, who began their training in Market and Social Research on November 1, 2011. The three-year traineeship will take place largely in the SOEP at DIW Berlin as well as at a vocational school in Berlin. Experts in Market and Social Research take on organizational tasks in planning internal and external data collection processes. They conduct ...

    05.12.2011
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    Daniel Schnitzlein new in the SOEP team

    In August, Daniel Schnitzlein has begun a post-doc position at the SOEP, after completing his doctoral degree in Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg at the Chair of Regina Riphahn. At SOEP, he will work on generating user-friendly variables and analyzing dimensions of intergenerational mobility and inequality.

    10.08.2011
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    Sandra Gerstorf new staff member of the SOEP

    Sandra Gerstorf has joined the SOEP team in mid-July to work in scientific management and the coordination and oversight of committee activities, e.g. the scientific advisory board. She studied at the Universities of Rostock and Oldenburg and completed her doctoral degree in Psychology at the University of Rostock. She is experienced in scientific management from her work at the Max Planck Institute ...

    27.07.2011
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    David Richter joined the SOEP-Team

    David Richter started working in the SOEP team in July. He studied Psychology at the Free University Berlin and completed his doctoral degree at Jacobs University Bremen on the development of empathy in adulthood. During the last few years, he successfully coordinated the BiKS (Bildungsprozesse, Kompetenzentwicklung und Selektionsentscheidungen im Vor- und Grundschulalter) longitudinal study at the ...

    27.07.2011
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    SOEP User Survey started - please participate until August 5, 2011

    We would like to ask you to complete a short questionnaire. By doing so, you will help us continue improving the SOEP data and our services to the international SOEP user community.If you did not receive a personal invitation, please register at https://fragebogen.diw.de/limesurvey/index.php?sid=28771&lang=en(This link will be active only up to August 5.) The entire survey will take only 10 to ...

    20.07.2011
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    DOIs for the SOEP data

    The Research Data Center of the SOEP (SOEP RDC) has signed a "service level agreement" with the GESIS registration agency for social science data (see the Gesis Report [in German]). This agreement defines the  requirements and procedures for future registration of data from the SOEP RDC. The data covered by the agreement include those regularly provided on the DVD, but also data ...

    18.07.2011
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    SOEPnewsletter 93 published

    The new SOEPnewsletter 93/July 2011, is publishedWe provide information about: *** SOEP Data- The new SOEP 1984-2010 data release (v 27) - CNEF: revised variables on household income- More comprehensive information on revisions of the SOEP data - The new 2011 SOEP User Survey- How to protect the SOEP data on your computer when using services like DropBox, MegaUpload, and RapidShare*** News from ...

    30.06.2011
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    How to become a SOEP Beta User

    Prior to every SOEP data release, extensive work is done to process and prepare the data for publication. SOEP Beta Users receive a beta version of the new SOEP data in advance of the normal data release. Beta Users check the data and provide important feedback that we use in the final update of the dataset. By becoming a Beta User, you can help us to improve the SOEP data. The precondition is ...

    29.06.2011
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    Protect the SOEP data - Attention DropBox users!

    Synchronization services like “DropBox,” “MegaUpload,” and “RapidShare” are frequently used for exchanging data. But by using these services, you give up control over your data and also over the data that you exchange through them, since you don’t know who last saved the data, or where they were saved, or what right the data provider has to these data.SOEP ...

    29.06.2011
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    CNEF—revised variables on household income

    The revision (v25) of variables with the annual household income (particularly the variable I11102$$ in the $PEQUIV file) provided to users as of October 2009 resulted in a substantial reduction in the poverty rate for households with children. An OECD publication that did not refer to the revision attracted attention in the media.More detailed information on the data revision, our future information ...

    29.06.2011
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    Marco Gießelmann joined SOEP Team

    Marco Gießelmann joined the SOEP team end of May. He is involved in managing biography and life history data. Moreover, he is our new contact person for the user-training program SOEP@campus. Marco has a degree in Sociology (University of Bielefeld) and worked at the University of Cologne as research assistant at the Chair for Empirical Social and Economic Research. His recent work focuses ...

    31.05.2011
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    SOEPnewsletter 92 published

    The SOEPnewsletter no. 92 / April 2011 is published.You will find information aboutnew developments in the SOEP studysome changes in the SOEP teamand many new presentations and publications

    01.04.2011
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    Gert G. Wagner Appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of DIW Berlin through 2012 Joachim R. Frick and Jürgen Schupp Named Interim Department Heads of the SOEP

    On February 11, the DIW Board of Trustees appointed Gert G. Wagner to serve as Chairman of the Executive Board for the next almost two years. Prof. Dr. Wagner's previous Deputy Heads, PD Dr. Joachim Frick and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp, will take over as Interim Heads of the SOEP during this period. Since Joachim Frick is currently ill, Jürgen Schupp will initially carry this responsibility ...

    11.02.2011
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    KIDLONG dataset updated

    There was a problem in the assignment of the correct current household number in 3% of the children in the generated longitudinal dataset KIDLONG. The variable HHNRAKT has been corrected accordingly. In addition, the data in the variable K_NRKID for survey year 1987 have changed for child 397403.Here, the "number of children in the HH below the age of 16" went from 1 to 2.Please contact ...

    07.01.2011
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    SOEPnewsletter 91 published

    The new SOEPnewsletter No. 91/2011 is available now! We have good news: The main SOEP sample will be increased to about 3,000 households in 2011. Our fieldwork organization TNS Infratest Sozialforschung of the last 26 years will continue to work with us, they won the Europe-wide tender for a ten-year contract. The SOEP has been given greater autonomy: it is no longer a regular department but a “research ...

    22.12.2010
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    SOEPnewsletter 90 published

    The SOEPnewsletter No. 90 / October 2010 is available.Please see: The Comment: Jacqui Smith underlines the importance of subjective indicators in longitudinal studies and argues for more harmonization efforts for international comparisons SOEP Data Release 1984-2009 – now available in the EEA countries What’s new in the 1984-2009 data distribution (SOEP v26)? What’s ‘v26’, ...

    30.09.2010
  • Personnel news

    SOEP mourns Professor Johannes Schwarze

    On Sunday afternoon (September 12, 2010) our former colleague Johannes Schwarze tragically lost his life at the age of 51 in a road accident near Bamberg where he lives. The accident was caused by a motorist.Johannes Schwarze worked for the SOEP from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. From 2000 onward, he was a Research Professor at DIW Berlin. After holding positions as Deputy Chair in Bochum and Professor ...

    30.09.2010
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    SOEP data until 2009 available

    The shipping of the DVD containing the SOEP data 1984-2009 (wave Z, v26) just started. 26 waves of German Socio-Economic Panel data are available for Euro 30,- (plus shipping costs) within EEA.If you want to get the data, you have to have a data distribution contract and have to order the data.More information about our conditionsOrder form onlineOrder form

    22.09.2010
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    SOEP Archive for Re-Analysis: First datasets available

    The recently opened SOEP Archive for Re-Analysis of Published Findings now contains the first datasets.On our website you will find not only links to completely anonymized datasets used in some publications and available for free in the internet. We also provide information to publications using a working dataset deposited at our archive, available for licenced SOEP users, as well as references to ...

    22.09.2010
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    Great success: SOEP Conference 2010 at WZB Berlin

                                           Photo: Stephan Röhl The 9th International Conference of SOEP Users has been a great success. More than 70 presentations (incl. poster session) were given and more than ...

    22.07.2010
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