Introduction to the SOEP

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Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Elke Holst (SOEP at DIW) and Andrea Schäfer (University of Bremen)

05.10.2009, 14:00 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.
06.10.2009, 14:00 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.

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Credit Points: 3 CP for participating in the whole IRWS 2009

Language of instruction: English

The Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is a longitudinal study of private households in Germany. The panel provides information on all  household members and was started in 1984. In 2007, there were nearly 11,000 households, and more than 20,000 persons sampled. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health, well being, integration, values, lifestyles, and personality. The course gives an overview of the data structure and the research designs facilitated by longitudinal household studies that go beyond conventional surveys (intergenerational analysis, life course research, sibling estimates, etc.). In hands-on sessions using Stata, the course provides an applied introduction into the data retrieval, the construction of longitudinal data files, and illustrates some exemplary analyses.

You have to register for the 3rd International Research Workshop to participate in this course.