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    Call for Presentations – SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    The SOEP Brown Bag is a lunch-time seminar at the SOEP in Berlin taking place every second week throughout the semesterin in which researches can present their work using SOEP data and other longitudinal household panels. Not only is it a good format to get into contact with SOEP staff but also to receive valuable feedback from those being involved in data generation and analysis with the same sources. We ...

    25.10.2019| Daniel Graeber, Lea-Maria Löbel
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    SOEP-IS for new research questions: call for proposals for the 2020 survey

    SOEP users are invited to submit proposals for the next round of the SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS). For those not yet familiar with SOEP-IS, this unique innovation sample offers great potential as a source of household micro-data, particularly for researchers seeking information that is not available in SOEP-Core—for example, specific information on households or on people’s opinions. ...

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    Staff and community news August 2019

    At the start of Summer Semester 2019, Marco Giesselmann took up his new position in the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich. At the SOEP, Marco was responsible for organizing SOEPcampus events. Sandra Bohmann has now taken on full responsibility for this task, which she has been carrying out as Marco’s replacement for some time. Marco is now also Senior Research Fellow at the SOEP. Christian ...

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    Updated data on individual private wealth to be released soon

    The 2017 wave of the SOEP survey was the fourth to include a module on individual private wealth. The data from this module have been processed to deal with item non-response and to provide user-friendly harmonized variables in the widely used PWEALTH and HWEALTH files, which now include private wealth data from 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017. The 2017 SOEP wealth module covered two new components of ...

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    News on our website relaunch

    The relaunch of our SOEP Research Data Center website will be delayed further. The good news is: We have launched our new SOEP start page on the DIW Berlin website.It features a fresh design that’s easy to read design on all devices and new content, including Getting Started , a toolbox of services for new data users. The new start page highlights the SOEP team’s research and policy advice ...

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    We are pleased to welcome the SOEP's 5,000th data user

    It is Professor Leonardo Becchetti from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The anonymized SOEP data are only provided for scientific research after a contract has been signed between the data user and DIW Berlin. Becchetti's topic: Heterogeneity in Beliefs Comparing West and East Germany. We wish him success in his research!

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    Report: SOEP at the ESRA conference 2019

    The eighth conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) was held in Zagreb, Croatia, from July 15 to 19, 2019. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb. As at previous ESRA conferences, a number of SOEP staff members presented their research findings and applications of new survey methods in different SOEP samples, and some chaired ...

    30.07.2019| Christine Kurka
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    Just released: the 2018 SOEP Wave Report

    The 2018 SOEP Wave Report with reports from Kantar and the SOEP unit at DIW Berlin on our fieldwork, publications, activities, and new developments including the SOEP-IS module "Foxes" and the research project SOEP-RV, linking the SOEP with administrative pension data.

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    Call for proposals for the fourth wave of IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany

    Deadline for the 2020 Survey: September 30, 2019. Use the Survey of Refugees, now in its fourth wave, for your own research questions.    The IAB, BAMF, and SOEP invite researchers to propose questions to be added to the Survey of Refugees questionnaire in 2020, its fourth wave. If you would like to suggest any additional questions or items on refugees that are relevant to your current ...

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    SOEP in Sociology: Reference Article

    Just published online is the recent journal article to describe and refer to the SOEP data in the field of sociology: Marco Giesselmann, Sandra Bohmann, Jan Goebel, Peter Krause, Elisabeth Liebau, David Richter, Diana Schacht, Carsten Schröder, Jürgen Schupp, Stefan Liebig. 2019. The Individual in Context(s): Research Potentials of the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) in Sociology. European ...

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    Reordering the migspell data

    Our most recent data release (v34) mistakenly included the previous version of the migspell dataset rather than an updated version. Those interested can reorder this dataset by sending an e-mail to soepmail or calling the SOEPhotline.

    27.05.2019| Philipp Kaminsky
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    SOEPtutorials - Video Introduction to the SOEP

    We are pleased to present our new SOEPtutorial series! SOEPtutorials are designed both for first-time users of the SOEP data and for users who would like a quick refresher to bring them back up to date. SOEPtutorials can be watched sequentially for a step-by-step introduction to working with the data, or individually for answers to specific questions. SOEPtutorials at the DIW Mediathek or SOEP Yo ...

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    SOEP-IS Release 2017 available

    The SOEP-IS Release 2017 provides household data from 1998 to bis 2017 and the data from the innovative modules 2011 to 2016. We will be happy to receive your order. Please use our online form. More information on data access, sample development, innovative modules and the data files included you will find here.

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    Updates to our information system

    We have integrated the SOEPlong metadata into the SOEP-Core metadata on in the process of updating the information on the current wave of SOEP-Core (v34). We have also made a few additional improvements: Improved presentation of topics. This makes it even easier to search for variables that are relevant to a particular research topic. All questionnaires from 2016 and 2017 are now ...

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    Recent journal article about the SOEP data out now

    **Update** Just published: a new journal article to describe and refer to the SOEP data. Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Stefan Liebig, Martin Kroh, David Richter, Carsten Schröder, Jürgen Schupp. 2019. The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP). Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics  239(2), 345-60. doi: 10.1515/jbnst-2018-0022 ...

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    SOEP People: A Conversation with Bruce Headey

    Australian Political Scientist Bruce Headey was not only one of the first SOEP data users—he was one of the first researchers in the world to discover the value of the SOEP for research on happiness. Headey is a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in the University of Melbourne. He is a specialist in welfare and distributional issues and at the ...

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    SOEPnewsletter 2019-3 published

    Based on extensive positive feedback from our users, we have decided to send the SOEPnewsletter in a simple and easily readable HTML format from now on. We would be glad about your feedback. It will then mainly receive links to the news and content available on our website. Please visit the current SOEPnewsletter in our common web design as a one page pdf document

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    SOEP-Core Data 1984-2017 (v34) released!

    The new wave of SOEP-Core data (v34, 1984-2017) has been released! With this wave, we have completely revised our data provision process. To read more about the improvements awaiting you, click here. If you haven’t ordered the v34 data yet, the SOEP hotline staff will be happy to take your order online in English: or German: SOEPhelp: ...

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    SOEP People: Five Questions to Andrew Clark

    Andrew Clark is a CNRS Research Professor at the Paris School of Economics (PSE).  He previously held posts at Dartmouth, Essex, CEPREMAP, DELTA, the OECD and the University of Orléans. As a longtime SOEP data user, he was one of the first researchers worldwide to use SOEP data to study well-being in collaboration with psychologists. Over the last three decades, Clark’s work has ...

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    Quality Control in the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees

    Following the identification of interviews that were not conducted In line with the standards of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP group in the first wave of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in 2016 (news and documentation), the project partners and the fieldwork institute substantially enhanced and reinforced their quality control and quality assurance processes. In addition to improvements in fieldwork ...

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