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SOEP-Core

Citation

  • Title: German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)
  • DOI: 10.5684/soep.v32.1
  • Authors: Jürgen Schupp; Jan Goebel; Martin Kroh; Carsten Schröder; Charlotte Bartels; Klaudia Erhardt; Alexandra Fedorets; Marco Giesselmann; Markus Grabka; Peter Krause; Simon Kühne; David Richter; Rainer Siegers; Paul Schmelzer; Christian Schmitt; Daniel Schnitzlein; Knut Wenzig
  • URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5684/soep.v32.1

Publications using these data should cite the DOI (doi:10.5684/soep.v32.1) and include one of the following references:

  • Gert G. Wagner, Joachim R. Frick, and Jürgen Schupp (2007) The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) - Scope, Evolution and Enhancements, Schmollers Jahrbuch (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies) 127 (1), 139-169 (download)
  • Gert G. Wagner, Jan Göbel, Peter Krause, Rainer Pischner, and Ingo Sieber (2008) Das Sozio-oekonomische Panel (SOEP): Multidisziplinäres Haushaltspanel und Kohortenstudie für Deutschland - Eine Einführung (für neue Datennutzer) mit einem Ausblick (für erfahrene Anwender), AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv 2 (4), 301-328 (download)
  • Schupp, Jürgen (2009): 25 Jahre Sozio-oekonomisches Panel - Ein Infrastrukturprojekt der empirischen Sozial- und Wirtschaftsforschung in Deutschland, Zeitschrift für Soziologie 38 (5), pp. 350-357.

Study Info

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Every year, nearly 11,000 households, and more than 20,000 persons are sampled by the fieldwork organization TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. The data provide information on all household members, consisting of Germans living in the "old" and "new" federal states (the former West and East Germany), foreigners, and recent immigrants to Germany. The study was launched in 1984. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators. As early as June 1990—even before the Economic, Social and Monetary Union—SOEP expanded to include the states of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), thus seizing the rare opportunity to observe the transformation of an entire society. An immigrant sample was added as well to account for the changes that took place in German society in 1994/95. Further new samples were added in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2012. Since Version 31 (10.5684/soep.v31) the SOEP includes the complete data from “Familien in Deutschland” (Families in Germany, FiD) which has been retrospectively integrated into the SOEP and made available in user-friendly form to all SOEP users. The FiD survey has been carried out in parallel to the SOEP as a so-called “SOEP-related study” from 2010 to 2013. The survey is constantly being adapted and developed in response to current social developments. The international version contains 95% of all cases surveyed.

A more detailled overview can be found in the Desktop Companion

Method

Data collector: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 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 interview methodology of the SOEP is based on a set of pre-tested questionnaires for households and individuals. Generally an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household aged 16 years and over. Additionally one person (head of household) is asked to answer a household related questionnaire covering information on housing, housing costs, and different sources of income. This covers also some questions on children in the household up to 16 years of age, mainly concerning their enrollment in educational institutions (kindergarten, elementary school, etc.).

An overview of the sample sizes can be found in "SOEP Samples Overview".

Questionnaire

The SOEP is presented to respondents and interviewers under the easy-to-remember name “Living in Germany.” This umbrella term covers a total of 13 different field instruments, one contact protocol, and 12 questionnaires, most of them processed with PAPI as well as CAPI:

Data access

To ensure the confidentiality of respondents’ information, the SOEP adheres to strict security standards in the provision of SOEP data. The data are reserved exclusively for research use, that is, they are provided only to the scientific community. All users, both within the EEA (and Switzerland) and outside these countries, are required to sign a data distribution contract. You can apply for a contract using the “Application data distribution contract” at right under Forms PDF. If you are a student (PhD, doctoral, or undergraduate), the professor advising you would have to sign this contract. If the professor advising you has already signed a data distribution contract with us, please use the attached form Addendum to an Existing Data Distribution Contract or send an email SOEPHotline (soepmail@diw.de).

After users have signed or updated their data distribution contract with DIW Berlin, they will receive the SOEP dataset by personalized encrypted download. At the SOEP Data Research Center, users can also access small-scale regional data that can be linked to the SOEP data.

Data set

A relatively stable set of core questions asked every year covering the main areas of interest of the SOEP:

  • population and demographics
  • education, training, and qualifications
  • labor market and occupational dynamics
  • earnings, income, and social security
  • housing
  • health
  • household production
  • preferences and values
  • satisfaction with life in general and with certain aspects of life.

Additionally, each year, topical modules provide more in-depth information on (at least) one of these areas by asking detailed questions as documented in Table 1 and Figure 1. Most of these modules appear in the individual questionnaires and only a few are additions to the household questionnaire. Since the year 2001, the data have been enriched further through the addition of health measure well-known psychological constructs, as well as age- specific questionnaires.

SOEP-Core contains a multitude of different datasets (there were over 300 different files in the 2013 data distribution, v29). The following simplified categorization gives a general picture of the data: there are datafiles that describe the development of the sample such that the user knows which person or household was part of the interviewed sample in any given year. Then there are wave-specific original data files, that contain the data from each year’s questionnaires without any changes except for very basic consistency checks. To help the user with the data, there are also wave specific generated data. These contain consistently coded and named variables across all waves, can be used when combining datasets across waves. The SOEP also provides various data on the respondent’s background, refeered to as biographical data. These can be separated conceptually into unchanging biographical data (such as information on parental education or data from the mother-child questionnaires) and regularly updated data when changes take place in a respondent’s life (birth, children recorded in the respondent`s birh biography, job changes recorded in the job history). There are also some files in the Core SOEP that are longitudinal in nature, containing information from several years in one file, or - in the case of the multiple imputations (MIHINC) several observations per household for one year. Finally, there are some files that cannot be easily categorized: some are datasets collected only once, some provide information about the interviewers, some about respondents outside of Germany.

Each wave or survey year is identified by letters of the alphabet: the first wave in 1984 is wave "A", 1985 is wave "B", and so on, up to BE in 2013. To simplify notation, the "$" sign is used referring to all waves in one group of datasets. For example, $H refers to all household level datasets AH to BEH. For each year of SOEP data there are single data files for households (e.g., $H) as well as for individual respondents (e.g., $P) and children (e.g., $KIND) based on interview information. These observations make up the "net" population, with each of these files containing as many records as interviews could be conducted. Additional data files with a limited number of variables based on the "address log" constitute the "gross" number of households and household members, that is, i.e. all households and household members that were eligible for an interview in any given year.

Because of the overall data structure with data on different observational levels, analysis requires data to be combined using matching or merging procedures. These merging procedures need identifiers to allow datasets to be conbinated. The central individual identifier across time is PERSNR, which is fixed over time (and of course over datasets). Since a person might move to a different household at any point in time, yearly household identifiers called HHNRAKT are necessary. The exact same information is also stored in$HHNR, allowing easier matching depending on the dataset used. Finally, each individual (respondent or child) can be traced back to a member or a split-off from an original SOEP household in the SAMPLESPECIFIC first wave.

This household’s ID, which is fixed no matter how often a person changes household in the course of time, is called HHNR. All these identifiers are included in the aforementioned master file PPFAD with the wave-specific household identifiers named AHHNR (for wave 1), BHHNR (wave 2), ..., BEHHNR (wave 30).

Missing conventions

Survey variables might be missing, that is, lacking a valid code or value for different reasons. In the SOEP, negative values are not valid for any variable, but are used instead to code different reasons for missing information. There are two distinctions for missing values: they may originate in the respondent’s answer or in the survey design. The respondent may refuse or not know an answer or she may report invalid values on the one hand, and the interview design may exclude respondents with certain characteristics from some questions on the other (e.g., men will never be asked if they are pregnant). The following codes apply both for the CORE SOEP and SOEPlong:

Code Meaning
-1 no answer /don`t know
-2 does not apply
-3 implausible value
-4 inadmissible multiple response
-5 not included in this version of the questionnaire
-6 version of questionnaire with modified filtering
-8 question not part of the survey programm this year*

*Only applicable for datasets in long format.

Study units

Alternative data format: SOEPlong

Other material and Notes

More detailed documentation is available online at: http://www.diw.de/en/diw_02.c.222735.en/documentation.html

Study info

Name: soep-core

Label: SOEP-Core

Datasets

Name Label Conceptual Period Analysis unit
ehbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1988 h
wp Personal questionnaire org/net 2006 p
ep Personal questionnaire org/net 1988 p
ipausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1992 p
uhgen Generated Household Data gen 2004 h
kh Household questionnaire org/net 1994 h
bapgen Generated Individual Data gen 2010 p
opbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1998 p
mhgen Generated Household Data gen 1996 h
dp Personal questionnaire org/net 1987 p
bp Personal questionnaire org/net 1985 p
gpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1990 p
bepage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2014 p
ih Household questionnaire org/net 1992 h
einkalen [deprecated] Spell data on income gen 0 p
up Personal questionnaire org/net 2004 p
biocouply Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
xhgen Generated Household Data gen 2007 h
jp Personal questionnaire org/net 1993 p
zpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2009 p
lkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1995 p
bah Household questionnaire org/net 2010 h
hpost East specific questions from the Personal questionnaire org/net 1991 p
bdp Personal questionnaire org/net 2013 p
bep_mig IAB-SOEP Migration Sample: Original Personal questionnaire org/net 2014 p
ykind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2008 p
bapluecke bapluecke
biosoc Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
fh Household questionnaire org/net 1989 h
qhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2000 h
hhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1991 h
gpost East specific questions from the Personal questionnaire org/net 1990 p
pflege Persons needing care within the household gen 0 p
qhgen Generated Household Data gen 2000 h
bfpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2015 p
beschool Questionnaire: Pre-teen, 12-13 years old org/net 2014 p
dpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1987 p
bfkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2015 p
jpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1993 p
bcpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2012 p
npkal Individual Calendar gen 1997 p
bdpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2013 p
xpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2007 p
bepbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2014 p
spequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2002 p
bch Household questionnaire org/net 2012 h
bapage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2010 p
qpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2000 p
lpkal Individual Calendar gen 1995 p
wpluecke wpluecke
fpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1989 p
apausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1984 p
lh Household questionnaire org/net 1995 h
behbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2014 h
wpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2006 p
spkal Individual Calendar gen 2002 p
xpkal Individual Calendar gen 2007 p
bpkal Individual Calendar gen 1985 p
fpluecke fpluecke
np Personal questionnaire org/net 1997 p
tkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2003 p
fkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1989 p
tpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2003 p
epkal Individual Calendar gen 1988 p
bckind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2012 p
bevp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2014 p
spgen Generated Individual Data gen 2002 p
jpluecke jpluecke
dpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1987 p
bhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1985 h
qpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2000 p
khbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1994 h
zpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2009 p
ypbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2008 p
bbhgen Generated Household Data gen 2011 h
bcpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2012 p
pp Personal questionnaire org/net 1999 p
xhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2007 h
cpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1986 p
bbvp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2011 p
bdp_mig IAB-SOEP Migration Sample: Original Personal questionnaire org/net 2013 p
bkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1985 p
jhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1993 h
bepluecke bepluecke
mihinc Multiple imputed data on monthly household income gen 0 h
beh Household questionnaire org/net 2014 h
bdpkal Individual Calendar gen 2013 p
ohgen Generated Household Data gen 1998 h
ev First wealth module org/net 1988 p
pbr_exit Cumulated Exit track 0 p
bdhgen Generated Household Data gen 2013 h
hbrutt12 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2012 h
artkalen Spell data from the activity calendar gen 0 p
wpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2006 p
bpluecke bpluecke
ppequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1999 p
eh Household questionnaire org/net 1988 h
phrf Weighting and staying probabilities survey 0 p
fpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1989 p
cogdj Data on cognitive tests (Youth) gen 0 p
jpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1993 p
bepkal Individual Calendar gen 2014 p
bdpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2013 p
th Household questionnaire org/net 2003 h
hbrutt06 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2006 h
nhgen Generated Household Data gen 1997 h
dpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1987 p
ppkal Individual Calendar gen 1999 p
tpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2003 p
upbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2004 p
bfpkal Individual Calendar gen 2015 p
bap Personal questionnaire org/net 2010 p
rhgen Generated Household Data gen 2001 h
bdkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2013 p
bbpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2011 p
bpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1985 p
rpkal Individual Calendar gen 2001 p
ghgen Generated Household Data gen 1990 h
epausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1988 p
npbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1997 p
xpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2007 p
kkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1994 p
biotwin Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
qpkal Individual Calendar gen 2000 p
bioresid Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
dpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1987 p
lhgen Generated Household Data gen 1995 h
hpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1991 p
skind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2002 p
fhgen Generated Household Data gen 1989 h
biosib Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
jkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1993 p
apgen Generated Individual Data gen 1984 p
gpkal Individual Calendar gen 1990 p
xpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2007 p
gkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1990 p
bioparen Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
wh Household questionnaire org/net 2006 h
hp Personal questionnaire org/net 1991 p
biomarsy Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
okind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1998 p
kpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1994 p
opluecke opluecke
gpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1990 p
npequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1997 p
cpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1986 p
zvp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2009 p
rkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2001 p
hbrutt98 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 1998 h
fpkal Individual Calendar gen 1989 p
kpkal Individual Calendar gen 1994 p
fpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1989 p
lpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1995 p
cpkal Individual Calendar gen 1986 p
ph Household questionnaire org/net 1999 h
rh Household questionnaire org/net 2001 h
upgen Generated Individual Data gen 2004 p
exit Cumulative drop-outs survey 0 p
jh Household questionnaire org/net 1993 h
ypgen Generated Individual Data gen 2008 p
tpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2003 p
epequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1988 p
qpluecke qpluecke
bakind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2010 p
xh Household questionnaire org/net 2007 h
health Data on health indicators gen 0 p
hkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1991 p
lpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1995 p
abroad Questionnaire for people moved abroad org/net 0 p
hpkal Individual Calendar gen 1991 p
lhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1995 h
bepequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2014 p
bahbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2010 h
shbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2002 h
hpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1991 p
gpkalost Individual Calendar gen 1990 p
zh Household questionnaire org/net 2009 h
hbrutt00 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2000 h
ppfad Individual Tracking File track 0 p
gpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1990 p
ppgen Generated Individual Data gen 1999 p
ikind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1992 p
vpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2005 p
gp Personal questionnaire org/net 1990 p
qpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2000 p
hwealth Wealth module gen 0 h
mpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1996 p
ghost East specific questions from the Household questionnaire org/net 1990 h
interviewer Data about the SOEP Interviewer gen 0 p
biobirth Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
bioagel Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
qp Personal questionnaire org/net 2000 p
bfhgen Generated Household Data gen 2015 h
bapkal Individual Calendar gen 2010 p
ypluecke ypluecke
bcpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2012 p
nkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1997 p
cpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1986 p
bapbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2010 p
rp Personal questionnaire org/net 2001 p
zkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2009 p
timepref Experiment on time preferences gen 0 p
mpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1996 p
pkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1999 p
yh Household questionnaire org/net 2008 h
khgen Generated Household Data gen 1994 h
yhgen Generated Household Data gen 2008 h
bchgen Generated Household Data gen 2012 h
npgen Generated Individual Data gen 1997 p
uh Household questionnaire org/net 2004 h
dh Household questionnaire org/net 1987 h
ukind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2004 p
zpkal Individual Calendar gen 2009 p
biomarsm Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
fhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1989 h
qkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2000 p
bepgen Generated Individual Data gen 2014 p
opgen Generated Individual Data gen 1998 p
hpfad Household Tracking File track 0 h
pbr_hhch PBR_HHCH survey 0 p
bioimmig Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
bavp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2010 p
whgen Generated Household Data gen 2006 h
bfpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2015 p
bdpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2013 p
pbiospe Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
ch Household questionnaire org/net 1986 h
ypkal Individual Calendar gen 2008 p
hpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1991 p
thbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2003 h
bahgen Generated Household Data gen 2010 h
mhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1996 h
hbrutt84 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 1984 h
lpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1995 p
xpluecke xpluecke
phbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1999 h
ggkbou Data on regional classification gen 0 h
opkal Individual Calendar gen 1998 p
mpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1996 p
rpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2001 p
sh Household questionnaire org/net 2002 h
vpluecke vpluecke
epgen Generated Individual Data gen 1988 p
bfpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2015 p
qh Household questionnaire org/net 2000 h
vpkal Individual Calendar gen 2005 p
wpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2006 p
bdpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2013 p
bcpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2012 p
jpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1993 p
hbrutt11 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2011 h
ip Personal questionnaire org/net 1992 p
bcvp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2012 p
xpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2007 p
wkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2006 p
tpkal Individual Calendar gen 2003 p
wpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2006 p
mkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1996 p
ppbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1999 p
xp Personal questionnaire org/net 2007 p
jpkal Individual Calendar gen 1993 p
zpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2009 p
zhgen Generated Household Data gen 2009 h
gh Household questionnaire org/net 1990 h
upkal Individual Calendar gen 2004 p
spbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2002 p
epbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1988 p
lpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1995 p
kidlong Data on children org/net 0 p
chgen Generated Household Data gen 1986 h
upequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2004 p
rpluecke rpluecke
jpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1993 p
hbrutt09 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2009 h
zp Personal questionnaire org/net 2009 p
ypequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2008 p
phgen Generated Household Data gen 1999 h
whbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2006 h
sp Personal questionnaire org/net 2002 p
bfp Personal questionnaire org/net 2015 p
cpluecke cpluecke
fp Personal questionnaire org/net 1989 p
zpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2009 p
biocouplm Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
bbpage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2011 p
tp Personal questionnaire org/net 2003 p
jhgen Generated Household Data gen 1993 h
bbh Household questionnaire org/net 2011 h
vh Household questionnaire org/net 2005 h
hconsum HH consume module gen 0 h
hbrutt10 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2010 h
mh Household questionnaire org/net 1996 h
yhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2008 h
hpkalost Individual Calendar gen 1991 p
dpluecke dpluecke
pwealth Wealth module gen 0 p
vp Personal questionnaire org/net 2005 p
bcp Personal questionnaire org/net 2012 p
bh Household questionnaire org/net 1985 h
ehgen Generated Household Data gen 1988 h
biojob Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
hbrutt02 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2002 h
nh Household questionnaire org/net 1997 h
ekind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1988 p
bbkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2011 p
rhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2001 h
apkal Individual Calendar gen 1984 p
dhgen Generated Household Data gen 1987 h
bhgen Generated Household Data gen 1985 h
gpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1990 p
xkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2007 p
bbpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2011 p
gpluecke gpluecke
design Survey design survey 0 h
kp Personal questionnaire org/net 1994 p
ipluecke ipluecke
cpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1986 p
ypage17 Questions from the Youth questionnaire not included in BIOAGE17 org/net 2008 p
apequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1984 p
lp Personal questionnaire org/net 1995 p
bcpluecke bcpluecke
ipbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1992 p
bfschool Questionnaire: Early Youth, 12-13 years old org/net 2015 p
bdhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2013 h
chbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1986 h
bbhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2011 h
vhgen Generated Household Data gen 2005 h
bpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1985 p
wpkal Individual Calendar gen 2006 p
zpluecke zpluecke
bbpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2011 p
bep Personal questionnaire org/net 2014 p
vpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2005 p
bchbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2012 h
ap Personal questionnaire org/net 1984 p
lpluecke lpluecke
thgen Generated Household Data gen 2003 h
upluecke upluecke
kpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1994 p
bbpkal Individual Calendar gen 2011 p
gripstr Measured grip strength (left and right hand) gen 0 p
bpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1985 p
zhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2009 h
migspell Migration history bio/gen 0 p
bfvp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2015 p
bapequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2010 p
bdvp Questionnaire: the deceased person org/net 2013 p
bioage17 Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
yp Personal questionnaire org/net 2008 p
shgen Generated Household Data gen 2002 h
dpkal Individual Calendar gen 1987 p
ipgen Generated Individual Data gen 1992 p
epluecke epluecke
hbrutt13 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2013 h
cognit Data on cognitive potential gen 0 p
kpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1994 p
ah Household questionnaire org/net 1984 h
cp Personal questionnaire org/net 1986 p
ahbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1984 h
kpluecke kpluecke
ahgen Generated Household Data gen 1984 h
bfpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2015 p
bcpkal Individual Calendar gen 2012 p
bfhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2015 h
ppluecke ppluecke
bioedu Generated biographical information bio/gen 0 p
uhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2004 h
mp Personal questionnaire org/net 1996 p
akind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1984 p
kpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1994 p
ohbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1998 h
lifespell Spell Information on the Pre- and Post-Survey History of SOEP-Respondents gen 0 p
hbrutt15 Original gross population of the sample specific first wave org/gross 2015 h
ghbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1990 h
spluecke spluecke
bdpluecke bdpluecke
apbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1984 p
hpgen Generated Individual Data gen 1991 p
rpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 2001 p
ihbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1992 h
vhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 2005 h
ipequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1992 p
npluecke npluecke
rpequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 2001 p
hh Household questionnaire org/net 1991 h
hhrf Weighting and staying probabilities survey 0 h
hhgen Generated Household Data gen 1991 h
vkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2005 p
oh Household questionnaire org/net 1998 h
opequiv Cross-national Equivalent File gen 1998 p
op Personal questionnaire org/net 1998 p
bpbrutto Gross Individual Data org/gross 1985 p
trust Experiment on trust gen 0 p
bfp_mig IAB-SOEP Migration Sample: Original Personal questionnaire org/net 2015 p
vpgen Generated Individual Data gen 2005 p
ihgen Generated Household Data gen 1992 h
hpluecke hpluecke
bbp Personal questionnaire org/net 2011 p
dkind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1987 p
fpausl Migrant specific questions in the Personal Questionnaire org/net 1989 p
mpkal Individual Calendar gen 1996 p
tpluecke tpluecke
cirdef Random groups survey 0 h
ckind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 1986 p
mpluecke mpluecke
bekind Data on children (from HH-Questionnaire) org/net 2014 p
bbpluecke bbpluecke
nhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1997 h
ipkal Individual Calendar gen 1992 p
dhbrutto Gross Household Data org/gross 1987 h
bfh Household questionnaire org/net 2015 h
behgen Generated Household Data gen 2014 h
bdh Household questionnaire org/net 2013 h
sozkalen [deprecated] Spell data on social benefits gen 0 p

Instruments

Name Label Period Analysis Unit
soep-core-2014-pe Individual 2014
soep-core-2014-e2 Mother and Child (2-3-year-olds) 2014
soep-core-2014-s Schüler 2014
soep-core-2014-e4 Parents and Child (7-8-year-olds) 2014
soep-core-2014-vp The deceased person 2014
soep-core-2014-e3 Mother and Child (5-6-year-olds) 2014
soep-core-2014-e5 Mother and Child (9-10-year-olds) 2014

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