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SOEP-IS 2018 (data 1998-2018)

The SOEP group at DIW Berlin introduced the SOEP-IS panel for short-term experiments but also for long-term surveys that are not possible in the SOEP-Core—for instance, because they require instruments that are not yet well established or that deal with very specific research topics. In addition to Samples E and I from SOEP-Core, which were started in 1998 and 2009, respectively, new samples were drawn in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 to achieve the final number of 5,000 respondents. The annual interviews since 2012 have contained not only questions from the SOEP-Core but also innovative modules, which are selected in a peer-reviewed competition as of the 2013 survey year to identify the "best" research questions. The survey is conducted by specially trained interviewers from the fieldwork organization Kantar Public Germany using computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) and is representative for Germany as a whole. Some of the many topics include earnings, employment, education, and health.

Dataset Information

Title: SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS), data from 1998-2018

DOI infoFind an explanation on the usage of DOI here . : 10.5684/
Collection period: 1998-2018
Publication date: 2020-04-24
Principal investigators: Jan Goebel, Stefan Liebig, David Richter, Carsten Schröder, Jürgen Schupp, Knut Wenzig

Data collector: Kantar Public Deutschland GmbH

Population: Persons living in private households in Germany.

Selection method: All samples of SOEP are multi-stage random samples which are regionally clustered. The respondents (households) are selected by random-walk.

Collection mode: The SOEP-IS is conducted using CAPI (Computer-assisted personal interviewing) exclusively. In principle, an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household aged 16 and over. Additionally, one person (head of household) is asked to complete a household questionnaire covering information on housing, housing costs, and different sources of income. This also includes some questions about children up to 16 years of age in the household (e.g., kindergarten attendance, elementary school attendance, etc.).

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Please find all sample specific questionnaires of this year and all questionnaires of previous years on this site

1) SOEP-IS 2018 – PPFAD: Person-Related Meta-Dataset

2) SOEP-IS 2018 – PBRUTTO: Person-Related Gross File

3) SOEP-IS 2018 – HBRUTTO: Household-Related Gross File

4) SOEP-IS 2018 – PGEN: Person-Related Status and Generated Variables

5) SOEP-IS 2018 – HGEN: Household-Related Status and Generated Variables

6) SOEP-IS 2018 – PHRF: Weights for Persons

7) SOEP-IS 2018 – HHRF: Weights for Households

8) SOEP-IS 2018 – P: Variables from the Individual Question Module

9) SOEP-IS 2018 – H: Variables from the Household Question Module

10) SOEP-IS 2018 – BIO: Variables from the Life Course Question Module

11) SOEP-IS 2018 – BIOPAREN: Biography Information on the Parents

12) SOEP-IS 2018 – BIOAGE: Variables from the Modules of Questions on Children

13) SOEP-IS 2018 – BIOBIRTH: Birth Biography of Female and Male Respondents

14) SOEP-IS 2018 – KID: Pooled Dataset on Children

15) SOEP-IS 2018 – INNO: Variables from the Innovation Modules

16) SOEP-IS 2018 – INNO_H: Household-Variables from the Innovation Modules

17) SOEP-IS 2018 – IBIP_PARENT: Variables from Bonn Intervention Panel (Parents)

18) SOEP-IS 2018 – IBIP_PUPIL: Variables from Bonn Intervention Panel (Children)

19) SOEP-IS 2018 – ILANGUAGE: Variables from Innovative Language Modules

20) SOEP-IS 2018 – ILOTTERY: Variables from an Innovative Lottery Experiment in 2016

21) SOEP-IS 2018 – IDRM: Person-Related Data from Innovative DRM Module

22) SOEP-IS 2018 - IDRM_ESM: Person-Related DRM Data from Innovative ESM Module

23) SOEP-IS 2018 – IESM: Person-Related ESM Data from Innovative ESM Module

24) SOEP-IS 2018 – IRISK: Decision from Description vs. Decision from Experience

25) SOEP-IS 2018 – COGNIT: Cognitive Achievement Potentials

26) SOEP-IS 2018 – INTV: Variables About the Interviewers