G-SOEP - German Socio-Economic Panel (DIW Berlin)
The German Socio-Economic Panel (G-SOEP) is a longitudinal survey of approximately 11,000 private households in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1984 to 2012, and eastern German länder from 1990 to 2012. G-SOEP is produced by DIW Berlin. Variables include household composition, employment, occupations, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators.
Data updated: November 2013
Waves 1 to 29; 1984-2012
DIW Berlin provides detailed information about G-SOEP methodology and variables in German and English.
Latest news about the survey and related international workshops is available in the G-SOEP newsletter. Register for future email delivery.
Research papers based on GSOEP data are listed on this DIW page.
Current EUI members can access G-SOEP data as follows:
Complete the online Data Registration Form (selecting 'G-SOEP' in the dropdown menu)
Sign the EUI 'Conditions of Use' agreement and the 'Confidentiality Declaration' at the Badia Library Economics Office (085) or the Economics Department information desk (VSP)
EUI members who wish to use the data should send a project title and the name of their supervisor (where applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following registration, users will be given access to the restricted server and provided with a password
G-SOEP data Waves 1-29 are in a Zip file, with the data release notes (PDF, 2013).
Selected indicators are also available for download via SOEPmonitor.
PanelWhiz is a collection of G-SOEP-compatible Stata/SE® add-on scripts, developed by John Haisken-DeNew (Essen).
Restricted geo-coded regional-level data can be consulted on the DIW premises in Berlin.
Stata 13 manuals are available at this link.
Contact: Thomas Bourke at email@example.com