Migration history

REFUGSPELL is a dataset in spell-format in which only the population surveyed in the new IAB-BAMF-SOEP refugee sample (Sample M3/M4) is included, similar to MIGSPELL. The migration history was collected by means of a loop structure in the questionnaire. The dataset REFUGSPELL was created in order to facilitate the use of this complex part of the questionnaire describing the migration biography of respondents. A detailed documentation is included in the documentation about biography data in the SOEP.


Sort Variable Name
20 Target country of next move tcountry
21 Country Of Birth bcountry
1 Subsample Identifier sample1
8 German-born/abroad-born migfilter
11 Start month startmo
12 Start year imputed starty_imp
13 Start month imputed startmo_imp
14 Start (months from jan 1900) start
15 End (months from jan 1900) end
16 Duration of stay (months) staytime
17 Reasons for emigration rexit
19 Type of next move nmtype
23 Year of last move to Germany lastmig
24 Year of last move to Germany (imputed version) lastmig_imp
25 Flag: startmo imputed f_startmo_imp
26 Flag: starty imputed f_starty_imp
27 Flag: birth date updated from ppfad f_birthdate_corr
28 Flag: more than one spell begin in same month f_short
29 Flag: corrections in migbio f_bio_corr
30 Flag: info birth country dubious f_bcountry_iffy
31 Survey Year intyear
32 Censor censor
0 Original Household Number hhnr
2 Original Household Number cid
3 Never Changing Person ID pid
4 Subsample Identifier persnr
5 Spell type stype
6 Running no. of move mignr
7 Number of spells nspells
9 Country of the stay country
10 Start year starty
18 Type of move move
22 Year of last move to Germany (extra question) lastmig_refug
33 Censor imput. version censor_imp

Study: soep-core

Dataset: refugspell

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