Individual Tracking File

Person core information and respondent status for each year in long format. It contains one record for each individual and year a person has been a member of a respondent household. It is keyed on PID, the Cross-Wave Person Identifier, and SYEAR, the survey year identifier. It contains the Household ID, and never changing individual characteristics, individual weights, as well as the response status, for that individual at each wave, see


Sort Variable Name
1 Never Changing Person ID pid
1 Survea Year syear
1 Case-ID, Original Household Number cid
1 Gender sex
1 Birth Year, 4-digit gebjahr
1 Year First Contacted, Netto=10-99 eintritt
1 Year First Surveyed, Netto=10-99 erstbefr
1 Year Of Last Contact, Netto=10-99 austritt
1 Sample Member psample
1 Year Of Last Survey, Netto=10-99 letztbef
1 ID Household hid
1 Current sample region (Berlin, West-East) sampreg
1 Current survey status netto
1 Current survey status (old 1 digit) nett1
1 Case-Match, combined panel households casemat
1 Sample Membership pop
1 Year Died, 4 Digits todjahr
1 Year Died, Information Source todinfo
1 Year Moved to Germany immiyear
1 Born in Germany germborn
1 Country Born In corigin
1 Month Of Birth gebmonat
1 Month Of Birth, Data Source gebmoval
1 Where did you live in 1989? loc1989
1 Migration background migback
1 Migback: Quality of information miginfo
1 Germborn: Quality of information germborninfo
1 Corigin: Quality of information corigininfo
1 Immiyear: Quality of information immiyearinfo
1 Sexual Orientation sexor
1 Sexual Orientation:Source of information sexorinfo
1 Loc1989: Source / Quality of information locinfo
1 Birth place: German Federal Land birthregion
1 Refugee Experience arefback
1 arefback: Source of Information arefinfo
1 Random Groups prgroup
1 Inverse Staying Probability pbleib
1 Weighting factor phrf
1 Weighting factor for old samples (wave 1 of new sample) phrf0
1 Weighting factor for new sample (wave 1) phrf1
1 Enumerated weighting factor (including non responding HH members) phrfe
1 Inverse Staying Probability (including non responding HH members) pbleibe
1 Enumerated weighting factor for old samples (wave 1 of new sample) phrfe0
1 Enumerated weighting factor for new sample (wave 1) phrfe1
1 Never Changing Person ID persnr
1 Partner Person Number parid
1 Status Of Partnership partner
1 Jahr des Interviews (Interview Year) piyear

Study: soep-core

Dataset: ppathl

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