The economic research potentials of the German Socio-Economic Panel study

Carsten Schröderhttp://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6406-595X 1 , 2 , Johannes König 1 , Alexandra Fedoretshttp://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0026-7680 1 , Jan Goebel 1 , Markus M. Grabka 1 , Holger Lüthen 1 , 2 , Maria Metzing 1 , Felicitas Schikora 1 ,  and Stefan Liebig 1 , 2
  • 1 Socio-Economic Panel, DIW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2 Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Carsten SchröderORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6406-595X, Johannes König, Alexandra FedoretsORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0026-7680, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Holger Lüthen, Maria Metzing, Felicitas Schikora and Stefan Liebig

Abstract

We provide a concise introduction to a household-panel data infrastructure that provides the international research community with longitudinal data of private households in Germany since 1984: the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). We demonstrate the comparative strength of the SOEP data in answering economically-relevant questions by highlighting its diverse and impactful applications throughout the field.

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