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
40 Random Groups prgroup
23 Country Born In corigin
12 Sample Member psample
0 Case-ID, Original Household Number cid
1 ID Household hid
2 Never Changing Person ID pid
3 Survey Year syear
4 Never Changing Person ID persnr
5 Partner Person Number parid
6 Status Of Partnership partner
7 Gender sex
8 Birth Year, 4-digit gebjahr
9 Year First Contacted, Netto=10-99 eintritt
10 Year First Surveyed, Netto=10-99 erstbefr
11 Year Of Last Contact, Netto=10-99 austritt
13 Year Of Last Survey, Netto=10-99 letztbef
14 Current sample region (Berlin, West-East) sampreg
15 Current survey status netto
16 Current survey status (old 1 digit) nett1
17 Case-Match, combined panel households casemat
18 Sample Membership pop
19 Year Died, 4 Digits todjahr
20 Year Died, Information Source todinfo
21 Year Moved to Germany immiyear
22 Born in Germany germborn
24 Month Of Birth gebmonat
25 Month Of Birth, Data Source gebmoval
26 Where did you live in 1989? loc1989
27 Migration background migback
28 Migback: Quality of information miginfo
29 Germborn: Quality of information germborninfo
30 Corigin: Quality of information corigininfo
31 Immiyear: Quality of information immiyearinfo
32 Sexual Orientation sexor
33 Sexual Orientation:Source of information sexorinfo
34 Loc1989: Source / Quality of information locinfo
35 Birth place: German Federal Land birthregion
36 Birth place: German Federal Land (East-West Version) birthregion_ew
37 Refugee Experience arefback
38 arefback: Source of Information arefinfo
41 Inverse Staying Probability pbleib
42 Weighting factor phrf
43 Weighting factor for new samples (wave 1 of new sample) phrf0
44 Weighting factor without new samples (wave 1) phrf1
45 Jahr des Interviews (Interview Year) piyear
39 ID SUF pension insurance rv_id

Study: soep-core

Dataset: ppathl


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