Topics of SOEP-Core

The topics of the SOEP questionnaires and the various modules they contain can be grouped into 11 areas. Some of the modules deal with aspects of life that tend to change from one year to the next, and are therefore repeated annually, while other modules are repeated at intervals of several years. How often a module is repeated is stated in the “replication” column of our topic tables. Some SOEP modules are also adapted in different ways to the different questionnaires. The questions in the “Big Five” personality traits module, for instance, are formulated differently in the mother-child questionnaires than they are in the individual questionnaire.

Note

The tables list the modules in a questionnaire, not the question items. The years specified in the “replication” column may therefore not apply to every variable, since some items may have been added later or removed. The modules listed do not represent all of the variables in the SOEP, nor do they refer to all questionnaires. Specific information can also be found in our generated datasets.

Overview of Modules in Different SOEP Questionnaires

Individual

Youth

Mother-Child A

Mother-Child B

Mother-Child C

Parents D

Mother-Child E

Affective well-being

x

x

Big Five personality traits

x

x

x

x

x

Birth history

x

x

x

x

x

x

Childcare

x

x

x

x

x

Educational aspirations

x

x

x

Health of child

x

x

x

x

Height and weight of child

x

x

x

Height and weight

x

x

Language ability German / native language

x

x

Leisure and activities (with child)

x

x

Life satisfaction

x

x

Language use

x

x

Locus of control

x

x

Family background

x

x

Parental interest in school performance

x

x

Allowance

x

x

Political orientation

x

x

Risk aversion

x

x

State of health

x

x

Strengths and difficulties

x

x

Temperament

x

x

The SOEP Scales Manual briefly describes the theoretical background and development of all of the scales used in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study. It also provides the relevant citations as well as the items belonging to the scales and the answer format, including the verbal anchors.

Demography and Population

The demography and population topic provides information including the birth date and sex of each household member (including children) and of each interviewer; the place and history of births in the household; household size; and relationships among household members.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Mother and Child Instruments

Birth history

annually

2

birthm & birthy

Individual Questionnaire

Country of Origin

annually

7

plj0014_v1 - plj0014_v3 , plj0022 - plj0024, plj0175

Youth Questionnaire

Birth history

annually

7

jl0233 , jl0234 , jl0235_v1, jl0235_v2, jl0235_h, jl0238 , jl0239

Country of Origin

annually

8

jl0240- jl0246 , jl0419, jl0445

Work and Employment

The work and employment modules provide information on diverse employment-related topics including the respondent’s first job, further training, changes in working conditions following parenthood, part-time work, and unemployment. Modules cover not only objective information such as working hours but also subjective perceptions of working conditions and feelings about work.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Individual Questionnaire

Employment / education calendar

annually

12

pab0001- pab0008, pab010- pab0013

Care period (Pflegezeit)

annually

1

plb0020

Change of job

annually

19

plb0031_v1 , plb0031_v2 , plb0031_h, plb0032 , plb0033_v1- plb0033_v7 , plb0034 , plb0478- plb0480 , plb0284_v1, plb0284_v2, plb0284_h, plb0295

Commuting to work

1991-2013, 2015, 2017

8

plb0589- plb0592, plb0158, plb0159_v1, plb0159_v2, plb0159_h

Work contract (Werkvertrag)

2013, 2015

1

plb0482

Current job

annually

24

plb0035 , plb0036_v1 , plb0036_v2 , plb0036_h, plb0037_v1 - plb0037_v3 , plb0037_h , plb0040 , plb0041 , plb0049_v1 - plb0049_v5, plb0058 , plb0063_v1, plb0063_v2 , plb0064_v1, plb0064_v2, plb0065 , plb0568 , plb0570 , plb0586

Gross / net income, October 2014

2015

2

plb0584 , plb0585

Employees’ council (Betriebsrat)

2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

1

plb0050

Employment, October 2014

2015

1

plb0574

Employment status

annually

10

plb0022_v1- plb0022_v9, plb0022_h

Evening and weekend work

2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

10

plb0205_v1- plb0205_v4, plb0206_v1- plb0206_v4, plb0218- plb0219

Work in black economy

2015, 2016

2

plb0571 , plb0572

Changes in workplace tools / technologies

2015, 2016, 2017

6

plb0595- plb0600

Labor intensity

2015, 2016, 2017

2

plb0593, plb0594

Job search

annually

15

plb0362 , plb0358_v1- plb0358_v13, plb0358_h

Job search, motives

1994 - 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017

1

plb0111

Job search, preferences

1994, 1996 - 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

1

plb0426

Hourly wages

2017

Supervisory position

2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

3

plb0067- plb0069

Maternity / parental leave

annually

1

plb0019_v1, plb0019_v2

Occupational expectations, non-employed

1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

3

plb0427- plb0429

Use of professional skills in job

1985-2007, 2009

1

plb0357

Working overtime

annually

16

plb0193 - plb0194 , plb0195_v1- plb0195_v3, plb0195_h, plb0196_v1- plb0196_v3, plb0196_h, plb0197 - plb0198 , plb0483 , plb0484 , plb0220 , plb0605

Overtime, October 2014

2015

2

plb0582 , plb0583

Financial compensation for overtime

1984-2014

3

plb0195_v1 - plb0195_v3 , plb0195_h

Performance evaluation by superior

2004, 2008, 2011, 2016

5

plb0098- plb0102

Workplace zip code

2016

Industry sector, occupational classification

annually

12

plb0072 , plb0073_v1-plb0073_v8, plb0073_h, p_nace , p_isco08

Professional expectations, long

1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013

22

plb0432_v1 , plb0432_v2 , plb0433_v1 , plb0433_v2, plb0434_v1, plb0434_v2, plb0435_v1 , plb0435_v2, plb0436_v1 , plb0436_v2, plb0437_v1, plb0437_v2, plb0438_v1, plb0438_v2, plb0439_v1, plb0439_v2, plb0440_v1, plb0440_v2, plb0441_v1, plb0441_v2, plb0442_v1 , plb0442_v2

Professional expectations, short

2015

7

plb0433_v1, plb0433_v2, plb0437_v1, plb0437_v2, plb0440_v1, plb0440_v2, plb0588

Leaving a job

annually

24

plb0282 , plb0298- , plb0304_h, plb0304_v1 - plb0304_v15, plb0305_v1, plb0305_v2, plc0040, plc0041_h, plc0041_v1, plc0041_v2

Registered unemployed

annually

1

plb0021

Side jobs

annually

25

plb0382_v1- plb0382_v5, plb0382_h, plb0392 - plb0398 , plb0573 , plc0062_v1, plc0062_v2, plc0062_h, p_isco08_sidejob, p_isco08_sidejob1, p_isco08_sidejob2, p_isco08_sidejob3, p_isco88_sidejob, p_isco88_sidejob1, p_isco88_sidejob2, p_isco88_sidejob3

Self-employment, reasons

2010, 2015

6

plb0333- plb0338

Short-time compensation (Kurzarbeitergeld)

1984-2001, 2003-2005, 2010, 2011

5

plc0057_v1, plc0057_v2, plc0057_h, plc0058_v1, plc0058_v2

Standby duty

2011, 2014-2017

4

plb0212- plb0215

Starting a new job

annually

13

plb0417_v1, plb0417_v2, plb0418 , plb0419_v1, plb0419_v2, plb0419_h, plb0420_v1, plb0420_v2, plb0421 - plb0423 , plb0424_v1, plb0424_v2, plb0240

Start of working hours

2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2017

3

plb0180- plb0182

Vacation entitlement

2000, 2005, 2010

8

plb0269- plb0276

Entitlement to paid breaks

2015, 2016, 2017

3

plb0601- plb0603

Paid breaks, October 2014

2015

4

plb0575 - plb0578

Work from home

1997, 1999, 2002, 2009, 2014

3

plb0095- plb0097

Work time regulations

2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014-2017

1

plb0211

Work, last 7 days

annually

1

plb0018

Contractual working hours

annually

9

plb0185 , plb0186_v1, plb0186_v2, plb0186_h, plb0241_v1, plb0241_v2, plb0241_h, plb0209 , plb0210

Working hours, October 2014

2015

4

plb0579, plb0579_h, plb0581, plb0581_h, plb0580

Workload (effort-reward imbalance)

2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

26

plb0112- plb0137

Youth Questionnaire

Jobs and money

annually

11

jl0013 , jl0014, jl0017 - jl0019 , jl0023 , jl0024_h , jl0024_v1 , jl0024_v2 , jl0025 , jl0385 - jl0387

Income, Taxes, and Social Security

The income, taxes, and social security modules collect wide-ranging financial information from earnings and spending to public benefits, pensions, inheritances, taxes, and debts. They also cover assets such as real estate and other property.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Household Questionnaire

Financial support to relatives

2010

4

hlc0091 , hlc0092, hld0004-hld0005

Loan repayment

annually

1

hlc0115

Expenditures on food

1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016

6

hlf0435_v1 , hlf0435_v2 , hlf0435_h , hlf0436_v1 , hlf0436_v2 , hlf0436_h

Good / adequate / bad household income

1992, 1997, 2007

18

hlc0018_v1 , hlc0018_v2 , hlc0018_h , hlc0019_v1 , hlc0019_v2 , hlc0019_h , hlc0020_v1 , hlc0020_v2 , hlc0020_h , hlc0021_v1 , hlc0021_v2 , hlc0021_h , hlc0022_v1 , hlc0022_v2 , hlc0022_h , hlc0023_v1 , hlc0023_v2 , hlc0023_h

Income and expenses from renting / leasing

annually

10

hlc0007 , hlc0008_v1 , hlc0008_v2 , hlc0008_h , hlc0009 , hlc0111_h , hlc0111_v1 , hlc0111_v2 , hlc0112_h , hlc0112_v1 , hlc0112_v2 , hlc0176 , hlc0177

Household income / expenses

annually

80

hlc0005_v1 , hlc0005_v2 , hlc0005_h , hlc0006_v1 - hlc0006_v3 , hlc0039_v1 - hlc0039_v3 , hlc0039_h , hlc0040 , hlc0041 , hlc0042_v1 , hlc0042_v2 , hlc0042_h , hlc0043 , hlc0044_v1 , hlc0044_h , hlc0045_v1 , hlc0045_v2 , hlc0045_h , hlc0046 , hlc0047 , hlc0049 - hlc0054 , hlc0055_v1 - hlc0055_v3 , hlc0055_h , hlc0056_v1 - hlc0056_v3 , hlc0056_h , hlc0057 , hlc0058 , hlc0059_v1 , hlc0059_v2 , hlc0059_h , hlc0060_v1 , hlc0060_v2 , hlc0060_h , hlc0061_h , hlc0061_v1 , hlc0061_v2 , hlc0062 - hlc0065 , hlc0066_v1 , hlc0066_v2 , hlc0066_h , hlc0067_v1 , hlc0067_v2 , hlc0067_h , hlc0068_v1 , hlc0068_v2 , hlc0068_h , hlc0070 , hlc0071 , hlc0077 , hlc0078 , hlc0079_v1 , hlc0079_v2 , hlc0079_h , hlc0080_v1 , hlc0080_v2 , hlc0080_h , hlc0081, hlc0082_v1 , hlc0082_v2 , hlc0082_h , hlc0083_v1 , hlc0083_v2 , hlc0083_h , hlc0084_v1 , hlc0084_v2 , hlc0084_h , hlc0085_h , hlc0085_v1 - hlc0085_v6 , hlc0090_v1 , hlc0090_v2 , hlc0090_h , hlc0121 - hlc0125

Inheritances, gifts, lottery winnings

annually

6

hlc0178 - hlc0183

Investments

annually

14

hlc0104 - hlc0108 , hlc0093 - hlc0098 , hlc0013_v1 , hlc0013_v2 , hlc0014 , hlc0184

Repayment of loans

annually

4

hlc0113 , hlc0114_v1 , hlc0114_v2 , hlc0114_h

Savings

annually

3

hlc0172 - hlc0174

Ratio between income and expenditures

2010-2013,2015-2017 annually

13

hlc0024_v1 , hlc0024_v2 , hlc0025_v1 , hlc0025_v2 , hlc0026_v1 , hlc0026_v2 , hlc0027_v1 , hlc0027_v2 , hlc0028_v1 , hlc0028_v2 , hlc0029_v1 , hlc0029_v2 , hlc0030

Individual Questionnaire

Additional questions for employed people

annually

25

plc0042 , plc0043_v1 , plc0043_v2 , plc0043_h - plc0044 , plc0045_v1 , plc0045_v2 , plc0045_h , plc0046 , plc0047_v1 , plc0047_v2 , plc0047_h , plc0048 , plc0049_v1 , plc0049_v2 , plc0049_h , plc0050 , plc0051_v1 , plc0051_v2 , plc0051_h , plc0052 , plc0053_v1 , plc0053_v2 , plc0053_h , plc0054

Additional questions for retirees / pensioners

annually

48

plc0223_v1 , plc0223_v2 , plc0223_h , plc0236_v1 , plc0236_v2 , plc0236_h , plc0238_v1 , plc0238_v2 , plc0238_h , plc0240_v1 , plc0240_v2 , plc0240_h , plc0242 , plc0243_v1 , plc0243_v2 , plc0243_h , plc0245_v1 , plc0245_v2 , plc0245_h , plc0247_v1 , plc0247_v2 , plc0247_h , plc0249_v1 , plc0249_v2 , plc0249_h , plc0251 , plc0278_v1 , plc0278_v2 , plc0278_h , plc0279_v1 , plc0279_v2 , plc0279_h , plc0281_v1 , plc0281_v2 , plc0281_h , plc0283_v1 , plc0283_v2 , plc0283_h , plc0285 , plc0286_v1 , plc0286_v2 , plc0286_h , plc0288_v1 , plc0288_v2 , plc0288_h , plc0290 , plc0516 , plc0517

Asset balance

1988, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017

69

plc0315 , plc0316, plc0317_v1 , plc0317_v2 , plc0318_v1 , plc0318_v2 , plc0319 , plc0328 - plc0374 , plc0411 - plc0425

Benefits and bonuses from employer

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014-2017

14

plc0026 - plc0039

Financial advantages from use of company car

2016,2017

1

plc0532

Gross / net income, collective wage agreements

annually

10

plc0013_v1 , plc0013_v2 , plc0013_h , plc0014_v1 , plc0014_v2 , plc0014_h , plc0506 - plc0509

Pension entitlements, company

2013

5

plc0441 - plc0445

Pension entitlements, statutory

2013

4

plc0432- plc0435

Income

annually

72

plc0015_v1 , plc0015_v2 , plc0015_h , plc0016 , plc0017_h , plc0017_v1 , plc0017_v2 , plc0064 , plc0065 , plc0073 , plc0074 , plc0075_v1 , plc0075_v2 , plc0075_h , plc0116 , plc0117 , plc0126 , plc0130 , plc0131_v1 , plc0131_v2 , plc0131_h , plc0132_v1 , plc0132_v2 , plc0132_h , plc0135 , plc0136 , plc0137_v1 , plc0137_v2 , plc0137_h , plc0138 , plc0139 , plc0152 , plc0153_v1 , plc0153_v2 , plc0153_h , plc0154 plc0155_h , plc0155_v1 , plc0155_v2 , plc0168_v1 , plc0168_v2 , plc0168_h , plc0169 , plc0170 , plc0171_h , plc0171_v1 , plc0171_v2 , plc0177 , plc0178 , plc0181 - plc0184 , plc0188_v1 , plc0188_v2 , plc0189_v1 , plc0189_v2 , plc0190_v1 , plc0190_v2 , plc0198_v1 , plc0198_v2 , plc0198_h , plc0202 , plc0203_v1 , plc0203_v2 , plc0203_h , plc0204 , plc0205 , plc0232 , plc0233_v1 , plc0233_v2 , plc0233_h , plc0234 , plc0235 , plc0273 , plc0274_v1 , plc0274_v2 , plc0274_h , plc0275 , plc0276 , plc0488 - plc0492 , plc0513 , plc0514, plc0515 , plb0471_v1 , plb0471_v2 , plb0471_h , plb0474_v1 , plb0474_v2 , plb0474_h , plb0477_v1 , plb0477_v2 , plb0477_h

Inheritances

2001,2017

63

plc0375_v1 , plc0375_v2 , plc0376_v1 , plc0376_v2 , plc0377_v1 , plc0377_v2 , plc0378_v1 , plc0378_v2 , plc0379_v1 , plc0379_v2 , plc0380_v1 , plc0380_v2 , plc0381_v1 , plc0381_v2 , plc0382_v1 , plc0382_v2 , plc0383_v1 , plc0383_v2 , plc0383_h1 , plc0384_v1 , plc0384_v2 , plc0385 , plc0386_v1 , plc0386_v2 , plc0387_v1 , plc0387_v2 , plc0388_v1 , plc0388_v2 , plc0389_v1 , plc0389_v2 , plc0390_v1 , plc0390_v2 , plc0391_v1 , plc0391_v2 , plc0392_v1 , plc0392_v2 , plc0393_v1 , plc0393_v2 , plc0393_h1 , plc0394_v1 , plc0394_v2 , plc0395 , plc0396_v1 , plc0396_v2 , plc0397_v1 , plc0397_v2 , plc0398_v1 , plc0398_v2 , plc0399_v1 , plc0399_v2 , plc0400_v1 , plc0400_v2 , plc0401_v1 , plc0401_v2 , plc0402_v1 , plc0402_v2 , plc0403_v1 , plc0403_v2 , plc0403_h1 , plc0404_v1 , plc0404_v2 , plc0405 - plc0407

Riester / Ruerup pension plans

2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

3

plc0430 , plc0431 , plc0313

Pension payments

2013

3

plc0437 - plc0439

Social security

1987, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2012, 2017

7

plc0008, plc0009, plc0111- plc0115

Financial support to relatives or others

annually

31

plj0131 , plj0132_v1 , plj0132_v2 , plj0132_h , plj0133 - plj0135 , plj0136_v1 , plj0136_v2 , plj0136_h , plj0137 - plj0139, plj0140_v1 , plj0140_v2 , plj0140_h , plj0141 - plj0143 , plj0144_v1 , plj0144_v2 , plj0144_h , plj0145 - plj0147 , plj0148_v1 , plj0148_v2 , plj0148_h , plj0149 - plj0151

Financial support received

2009, 2010, 2011

21

plj0152- plj0172

Wage tax classification

1991, 1993, 2004, 2016

10

plc0091_v1 - plc0091_v9 , plc0091_h

Family and Social Networks

As a household study, the SOEP offers rich information on family and social relationships and how these connections change in different stages of life. The modules dealing with family and social networks cover the entire life cycle beginning with pregnancy and childbirth and continuing through parenthood, family formation, friendships, marriage, divorce, and death, and also provide a wealth of additional information on important life events.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Individual Questionnaire

Family changes

annually

42

pld0012 - pld0014 , pld0038 - pld0040 , pld0134 - pld0156 , pld0158 - pld0171

Family network

1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

59

pld0020 - pld0036 , pld0107 - pld0118 , plj0117_v1- plj0117_v3, plj0118_v1 - plj0118_v3, plj0119_v1 - plj0119_v3, plj0120 , plj0121 , plj0122_v1 - plj0122_v3, plj0123_v1 - plj0123_v3, plj0124 , plj0125_v1 - plj0125_v3 plj0126 , plj0127_v1 - plj0127_v3, plj0128 , plj0129 , plj0130_v1 - plj0130_v3

Marital / partnership status

annually

5

pld0131 , pld0132_v1, pld0132_v2, pld0133, plk0001

Friends

2003, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018

1

pld0047

Gender attitudes

2018

8

Sexual orientation

2016

1

pld0298

Circle of friends, sociodemographics

2006, 2011, 2016

18

pld0089 - pld0106

Circle of friends, trusted friends

1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

50

pld0062_v1 , pld0062_v2 , pld0063_v1 , pld0063_v2, pld0064_v1, pld0064_v2, pld0065_v1, pld0065_v2, pld0066_v1, pld0066_v2, pld0067 , pld0068_v1, pld0068_v2, pld0069_v1, pld0069_v2, pld0070_v1, pld0070_v2, pld0071_v1, pld0071_v2, pld0072_v1, pld0072_v2, pld0073 - pld0082 , pld0083_v1, pld0083_v2, pld0084_v1, pld0084_v2, pld0085_v1, pld0085_v2, pld0086_v1, pld0086_v2 `pld0086_v2, pld0087_v1, pld0087_v2, pld0088 , plf0049_v1, plf0049_v3, plf0049_h, plf0050_v1, plf0050_v3, plf0050_h

Youth Questionnaire

Childhood, parental home

annually

121

jl0273 , jl0279 - jl0304, jl0307 - jl0312, jl0313_v1, jl0313_v2, jl0314_v1, jl0314_v2, jl0315 , jl0316 , jl0327_v1, jl0327_v2, jl0327_h, jl0328_v1, jl0328_v2, jl0328_h, jl0446 , jl0447, jl1406 - jl1411 , jl0454 - jl0495 , jl0506 - jl0523 , j_kldb2010_jobfather, j_kldb92_jobfather, j_isco08_jobfather, j_isco88_jobfather, j_kldb2010_jobmother, j_kldb92_jobmother, j_isco08_jobmother, j_isco88_jobmother

Parental interest in child’s performance in school

annually

8

jl0167 - jl0174

Allowance

annually

7

jl0020 , jl0021_v1, jl0021_v2, jl0021_h, jl0022_v1, jl0022_v2, jl0022_h

Relationship to family members

annually

28

jl0026 - jl0041 , jl0043 - jl0055 , jl1043

Mother and Child Questionnaire (Newborns)

Attitude towards maternal role

annually

9

health , change1 - change8

Childcare

annually

10

suppartn , maincare , care1h , care3h - care6h , care8h , care12h , care19

Breastfeeding

annually

3

breastf , breastfm , breastfc

Pregnancy

annually

4

delivpl , birthpw , nchild , pregplan

Relationship to other parent or children

annually

1

biochild

Mother and Child Questionnaire (2-3-year-olds)

Childcare

annually

10

care1h - care8h , care12h , care19

Leisure and activities (with child)

annually

11

activ1 - activ9 , tvyn , tvhrs

Language use

annually

1

language

Breastfeeding

annually

3

breastf , breastfm , breastfc

Mother and Child Questionnaire (5-6-year-olds)

Childcare

annually

10

care1h - care7h , care10h , care12h , care19

Leisure and activities (with child)

annually

13

activ1 - activ4 , activ6 - activ8 , activ10 - activ13 , tvyn , tvhrs

Parents and Child Questionnaire (7-8-year-olds)

Childcare

annually

13

maincare , care1h - care7h , care9h - care12h , care19

Parenting goals

annually

18

edgoal1 - edgoal18

Attitude toward parental role

annually

9

bepar1 - bepar6 , bepar8 - bepar10

Parenting style

annually

18

edbeh1 - edbeh18

Relationship to other parent or children

annually

Mother and Child Questionnaire (9-10-year-olds)

Childcare

annually

12

maincare , care1h - care5h , care7h , care9h - care12h , care19

Eating behavior

annually

10

eatweek1 - eatweek3 , eatsat1 - eatsat3 , eatson1 - eatson3

Frequency of leisure and other activities

annually

20

freqact1 - freqact20

Friends

annually

2

frndchld , frndadlt

Language use

annually

language

Parental interest in child’s performance in school

annually

7

conscho1 - conscho7

Allowance

annually

3

allow , allowpw , allowpm

Health and Care

The modules on health and care cover doctor visits, sports and fitness, alcohol consumption, health insurance, health status, and grip strength, both on respondents themselves and on other individuals in the household, such as children and deceased household members.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Household Questionnaire

Satisfaction with availability of care

2002

1

hlf0318

Individual Questionnaire

Additional private insurance

2011-2014, 2016, 2018

11

ple0127 , ple0128_v1 , ple0128_v2 , ple0128_h , ple0129 - ple0134

Alcohol consumption

2006, 2008, 2010, 2016

2

ple0090 - ple0093 , ple0177 , ple0178

Qualification for additional benefits

1999-2011

1

ple0121

Disabilities in everyday life (SF-12)

1997-2002, 2004-2018 (every two years)

2

ple0004 , ple0005

Health insurance

annually

17

ple0097 , ple0098 , ple0099_v1 - ple0099_v5 , ple0099_h , ple0104_v1 - ple0104_v7 , ple0104_h , ple0160

Health insurance debts

2017

1

plc0567

Health restrictions

2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

2

ple0009 , ple0162

Height and weight

2002 - 2018 (every two years)

2

ple0006 , ple0007

Hospital stays

annually

3

ple0053 , ple0055 , ple0056

Illness

2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

14

ple0011 - ple0024

Individual health services

2016,2018

1

ple0186

Nutritional awareness

2004-2016 (every two years)

4

ple0179 - ple0182

Private supplementary care insurance

2016,2018

3

ple0183 - ple0185

Sickness notifications to employer

annually

15

ple0044_v1 , ple0044_v2 , ple0044_h , ple0046 , ple0048 - ple0052 , ple0174 , ple0175 , plb0024_v1 - plb0024_v3 , plb0024_h

Smoking

1998, 1999, 2001, 2002-2018 (every two years)

14

ple0080_v1 - ple0080_v3 , ple0081 - ple0085 , ple0086_v1 - ple0086_v4 , ple0089 , ple0176

State of health

annually

1

ple0008

Stress and exhaustion (SF-12)

2002 - 2018 (every two years)

10

ple0026ple0036

Reduced ability to work

2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015

2

ple0040ple0041

Visits to the doctor

annually

2

ple0072 , ple0073

Youth Questionnaire

Height and weight

annually

2

jl0219 , jl0220

State of health

annually

1

jl0218

Mother and Child Questionnaire (Newborns)

Health of child

annually

12

hospital3mb , medaid3mb , lstmedex , disord , disord1 - disord9

Height and weight of child

annually

3

weightb , height , weight

Physical and mental health of mother

annually

4

feeling1 - feeling4

Mother and Child Questionnaire (2-3-year-olds)

Health of child

annually

14

hospital12m , ill2 , ill4 - ill9 , ill11 - ill14 , ill31 , illno

Height and weight of child

annually

3

weightb , height , weight

Mother and Child Questionnaire (5-6-year-olds)

Health of child

annually

11

medaid3m , hospital12m , ill0 , ill2 , ill4 , ill5 , ill7 - ill10 , illno

Height and weight of child

annually

3

weightb , height , weight

Mother and Child Questionnaire (9-10-year-olds)

Health of child

annually

11

chhealth , medaid3m , hospital12m , ill4 , ill5 , ill7 - ill10 , ill32 , illno

Home, Amenities, and Contributions of Private HH

The housing, amenities, and household expenses modules provide wide-ranging information on everyday life including the type of dwelling and whether it is a rental property or owner-occupied; expenditures on personal hygiene, transportation, and vacations; and the division of household labor.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Household Questionnaire

Number of books in household

2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

1

hlf0197

Home fixtures and furnishings

annually

13

hlf0023 - hlf0037 , hlf0529 - hlf0531

Homeowner

annually

4

hlf0013_v1 , hlf0013_v2 , hlf0013_v3 , hlf0013_h

Home ownership / rental

annually

12

hlf0001_v1 , hlf0001_v2 , hlf0001_v3 , hlf0001_h , hlf0006 , hlf0007_v1 , hlf0007_v2 , hlf0007_v3 , hlf0007_v4 , hlf0007_h , hlf0009 , hlf0015

Childcare situation

annually

6

ks_asc_r , kc_relaz , kc_frdn , kc_paid , kc_mindr , kc_none

Change in residential situation

annually

5

hlf0523 , hlf0106 , hlf0107_v1 , hlf0107_v2 , hlf0107_h

Cleaning or household help

annually

2

hlf0261 , hlf0262

Household expenditures

2010

131

hlf0163_v1 , hlf0163_v2 , hlf0163_h , hlf0164-hlf0172, hlf0209- hlf0238 , hlf0239_v1 , hlf0239_v2 , hlf0239_v3 , hlf0239_v4 , hlf0239_h , hlf0240 , hlf0242 , hlf0241_v1 , hlf0241_v2 , hlf0241_v3 , hlf0241_v4 , hlf0241_v5 , hlf0241_h , hlf0242 - hlf0252 , hlf0159 , hlf0371- hlf0434

Hereditary lease interest

annually

2

hlf0597 , hlf0598

Dwelling / building type

annually

6

hlf0154 , hlf0016 , hlf0155_v1 , hlf0155_v2 , hlf0155_h , hlf0596

Changes in home fixtures and furnishings since last year

1998, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

43

hlf0163_v1 , hlf0163_v2 , hlf0163_h , hlf0164- hlf0167, hlf0209 , hlf0212, hlf0214 , hlf0215, hlf0217 , hlf0218, hlf0159 , hlf0223, hlf0228 , hlf0229, hlf0231 , hlc0116-hlc0118 , hlf0233, hlf0236 , hlf0237, hlf0169 , hlf0170, hlf0239_v1 , hlf0239_v2 , hlf0239_v3 , hlf0239_v4 , hlf0239_h , hlf0240 , hlf0241_v1 , hlf0241_v2 , hlf0241_v3 , hlf0241_v4 , hlf0241_v5 , hlf0241_h , hlf0242, hlf0244 , hlf0245, hlf0247 , hlf0248

Leisure activities and costs, children

2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

19

ka06_spo, ka06_mus, ka06_art, ka06_oth, ka06_non, ka16_ssp, ka16_smu, ka16_sar, ka16_sth, ka16_sot, ka16_spo, ka16_mus, ka16_art, ka16_org, ka16_yth, ka16_ctr, ka16_non, kk_amtp, kk_cost

Neighborhood amenities

1986, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014

23

hlf0135-hlf0152, hlj0004_v1 , hlj0004_v2 , hld0001 - hld0003

Loans, mortgages, building loan agreements

annually

6

hlf0087_v1 , hlf0087_v2 , hlf0087_h , hlf0088_v1 , hlf0088_v2 , hlf0088_h

Lunch, childcare

1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015

1

kd_lunch

Lunch, school

1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015

1

ks_lunch

Material deprivation

2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016

32

hlf0175 , hlf0177 , hlf0178_v1 , hlf0178_v2 , hlf0178_h , hlf0179-hlf0181 , hlf0183 , hlf0185-hlf0195 , hlf0613 - hlf0622 , hlf0441 , hlf0444

Modernization costs

annually

2

hlf0599 , hlf0560

Children in household

annually

1

hlk0044

Neighborhood description

annually

1

hlf0153

Financial burden of home ownership

annually

1

hlf0606

Costs of home ownership

annually

9

hlf0601 - hlf0605 , hlf0090_v1 , hlf0090_v2 , hlf0090_h , hlf0084

Persons in household in need of care

annually

30

hlf0291 , hlf0631 , hlf0292 , hlf0300 - hlf0304 , hlf0315_v1 , hlf0315_v2 , hlf0315_v3 , hlf0315_h , hlf0317_v1 , hlf0317_v2 , hlf0317_v3 , hlf0317_h , hlf0319 - hlf0322 , hlf0331 , hlf0332 , hlf0369 , hlf0370_v1 , hlf0370_v2 , hlf0370_h , hlf0446 - hlf0448 , hlf0595

Pets

1996, 2006, 2011, 2016

7

hlf0254-hlf0259, hlf0196

Photovoltaic / solar thermal system

annually

6

hlf0532 , hlf0535 - hlf0539

Costs of comparable rental homes

1984-2014

1

hlf0094

Reasons for moving, comparison of old and new home

1985-2013, 2015

28

hlf0108_v1 - hlf0108_v15 , hlf0108_h , hlf0109, hlf0124-hlf0132 , hlf0524 - hlf0526

Dependence on childcare hours

2002

1

kd_rely

Monthly rent, heating, other expenses

annually

18

hlf0069_v1 - hlf0069_v5 , hlf0069_h , hlf0074_v1 , hlf0074_v2 , hlf0074_h , hlf0078 , hlf0079 , hlf0081_v1 , hlf0081_v2 , hlf0081_h , hlf0082 , hlf0607 , hlf0608 , hlf0610

School attendance by child

annually

2

ks_gen , ks_spe

Second home

2011,2016

3

hlf0156-hlf0158

Size and condition of home

annually

10

hlf0018 , hlf0019_h , hlf0019_v1 - hlf0019_v3 , hlf0071_v1 , hlf0071_v2 , hlf0071_v3 , hlf0071_h , hlf0021_v1 , hlf0021_v2 , hlf0021_v3 , hlf0021_h

Government-subsidized housing

annually

6

hlf0011_v1 - hlf0011_v4 , hlf0011_h , hlf0073

Childcare provider and costs

2011, 2013, 2015

7

kd_publ, kd_indep, kd_priv, kd_comp, kd_comm, kc_amtp, kc_cost

School provider and costs

1987, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, Mig 2013

7

kd_publ, kd_indep, kd_priv, kd_comp, kd_comm, ks_amtp, ks_cost

Financial burden of home rental

annually

1

hlf0611

Type of energy used in household

51

hlf0540-hlf0591

Education and Qualification

Education is one of the cornerstones of society today. The education, training, and qualifications modules provide extensive information on educational attainment and outcomes, the level of completed education and training, reasons for not completing education or training, educational goals, and much more, along with data on children’s skill development, for instance, whether they are able to speak in full sentences or use scissors.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Individual Questionnaire

annually

Completed education and training

annually

17

plg0072- plg0077 , plg0078_h, plg0078_v1, plg0078_v2, plg0079_v1 - plg0079_v4, plg0284 , plg0268, p_degree, p_field

Further training measures

annually

3

plg0269 - plg0271

Vocational training

annually

13

plg0012 , plg0013_v1, plg0013_v3, plg0014_h, plg0014_v1 - plg0014_v5, , plg0015_h, plg0015_v1 - plg0015_v4

Further training, suggested / provided by employer

1989, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2014

2

plg0273 , plg0274

Further training, reasons for not taking part

1989, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2014

5

plg0277plg0281

Further training, course details and motives for participation

1989, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2008

72

plg0108_h, plg0108_v1, plg0108_v2, plg0109_h, plg0109_v1, plg0109_v2, plg0110_h, plg0110_v1, plg0110_v2, plg0111 - plg0119 , plg0120_v1- plg0120_v4, plg0121_v1 - plg0121_v4, plg0122_v1 - plg0122_v4, plg0129 - plg0149 , plg0152 , plg0154 , plg0164 , plg0165 , plg0169_h, plg0169_v2, plg0169_v1 , plg0171_h, plg0171_v1, plg0171_v2, plg0172_h, plg0172_v1, plg0172_v2 , plg0174 - plg0176 , plg0177_h, plg0177_v1 - plg0177_v6, plg0182_h, plg0182_v1, plg0182_v2, plg0183_h, plg0183_v1, plg0183_v2, plg0184 - plg0186

Further training, course provider

2018

1

Further training, financing

1989, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017

7

plg0285 - plg0291

Lifelong learning

2014

1

plg0266

Youth Questionnaire

Education and career plans

annually

15

jl0177 - jl0187 , jl0438 - jl0441 , jl0197 - jl0199 , jl0201 - jl0205 , j_isco08_jobwish , j_isco88_jobwish, j_kldb2010_jobwish, j_kldb92_jobwish

Educational aspirations

annually

12

jl0130_h , jl0130_v1, jl0130_v2, jl0131, jl0188 - jl0196 , jl0504

School, attendance & homework

annually

36

jl0125_h , jl0125_v1 - jl0125_v3 , jl0126 , jl0127_h , jl0127_v1 , jl0127_v2 , jl0132_h , jl0132_v1 , jl0132_v2 , jl0132_v3 , jl0133_h , jl0133_v1 , jl0133_v2 , jl0133_v3 , jl0137_h , jl0137_v1 , jl0137_v2, jl0138 - jl0157 , jl0162 - jl0166 , jl0176_h , jl0176_v1 , jl0176_v2 , jl0434 - jl0436

Parents and Child Questionnaire (7-8-year-olds)

Educational aspirations

annually

6

idegrad1 - idegrad3 , probgra1 - probgra3

School enrollment

annually

3

sclenrolm , sclenroly , sclenroln

Mother and Child Questionnaire (9-10-year-olds)

School and homework

annually

29

sclenrolm , sclenroly , curscol1 - curscol8 , lamark , matmark , nomark , scolcon1 - scolcon7 & hwplace_h & hwsupprt

Educational aspirations

annually

6

idegrad1 - idegrad3 , probgra1 - probgra3

Attitudes, Values, and Personality

The attitudes, values, and personality modules provide extensive information on respondents’ personality traits, political orientations, concerns, satisfaction with different aspects of life, willingness to take risks, and much more.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Individual Questionnaire

Affective well-being

annually

4

plh0184- plh0187

Anomie

1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2013

4

plh0188-plh0191

Attitudes towards refugees

2016

11

plj0433plj0443

Big Five personality traits

2005, 2009, 2013, 2017

16

plh0212 -plh0226, plh0255

Bundestag election

2014

1

plh0333

Locus of control

2005, 2010, 2015

28

plh0369_v1, plh0369_v2, plh0370_v1, plh0370_v2, plh0371_v1 - plh0371_v4, plh0372_v1 - plh0372_v4, plh0373_v1, plh0373_v2, plh0374_v1, plh0374_v2, plh0375_v1, plh0375_v2, plh0376_v1, plh0376_v2, plh0377_v1, plh0377_v2, plh0378_v1, plh0378_v2, plh0379 - plh0382

Depressive traits

2016

4

plh0339plh0342

Donation of blood

2010, 2015

4

plh0131_v1, plh0131_v2, plh0132 , plh0133

Donations

2010, 2015

2

plh0129 , plh0130

Donations of goods

2010

8

plj0108 - plj0115

Flourishing

annually

1

plh0334

Goals in life (Kluckhohn)

1990, 1992, 1995, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016

9

plh0105plh0112

Impulsivity, patience

2008, 2013

3

plh0253 , plh0254

Income justice, general

2005

12

plh0116- plh0127

Life satisfaction

annually

1

plh0182

Loneliness

2013, 2017

3

plh0269 - plh0271

Lottery question

2004, 2009

1

plh0203

Money and account balance

2016

3

plh0344plh0346

Narcissism

2018

Optimism / pessimism

1999, 2005, 2009, 2014

1

plh0244

Organizational and community membership

1985, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

7

plh0263_h , plh0263_v1, plh0263_v2, plh0264_v1, plh0264_v2, plh0264_h -plh0267

Policy objectives (Inglehart Index)

1984, 1985, 1986, 1996, 2006, 2016

4

plh0054, plh0056, plh0058, plh0061

Political orientation

annually

4

plh0007 , plh0011 , plh0012_v1 - plh0012_v6 , plh0012_h , plh0013

Political leaning, left-right

2005, 2009, 2014

1

plh0004

Reciprocity

2005, 2010, 2015

6

plh0206i01, plh0206i02, plh0206i03, plh0206i04, plh0206i05, plh0206i06

Religious affiliation

1990, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015-2017

12

plh0258_h, plh0258_v1 - plh0258_v11

Risk aversion in different domains

2004, 2009, 2014

6

plh0197 - plh0202

Risk aversion in general

annually

1

plh0204

Satisfaction with various aspects of life

annually

11

plh0171 - plh0181

Self-esteem

2010, 2015, 2016

1

plh0206i11

Social responsibility

1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2017

11

plh0016plh0026

Tendency to forgive

2010, 2015, 2016

4

plh0206i07, plh0206i08, plh0206i09, plh0206i10

Trust, trustworthiness and fairness

2003, 2008, 2013

8

plh0192 - plh0196 , pld0043 - pld0045

Wage justice

2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

6

plh0138- plh0141 , plh0337_v1, plh0337_v2, plh0338_v1, plh0338_v2

Well-being aspects

1990 (only East), 1994, 1999

13

plh0091 , plh0099 , plh0100_v1, plh0100_v2, plh0101 - plh0103

Worries

annually

13

plh0032 , plh0033 , plh0035 - plh0038 , plh0040 , plh0042 , plh0043 , plh0046 , plh0047 , plh0335 , plh0336

10,000-euro question

2010, 2017

3

plh0134- plh0136

Youth Questionnaire

Affective well-being

annually

4

jl0381 - jl0384

Attitudes and opinions

annually

4

jl0329, jl0330, jl0360 , jl0364

Big Five personality traits

annually

17

jl0365 - jl0380

Future

annually

11

jl0222 - jl0232

Life satisfaction

annually

1

jl0392

Locus of control

annually

10

jl0350 - jl0359

Political orientation

annually

4

jl0388 - jl0391

Risk aversion in general

annually

1

jl0349

Sources of social inequality

annually

12

jl0337 - jl0348

Trust

annually

3

jl0361 - jl0363

Mother and Child Questionnaire (Newborns)

Temperament

annually

5

temp1 - temp5

Mother and Child Questionnaire (2-3-year-olds)

Big Five personality traits

annually

4

char1a , char2 - char4

Temperament

annually

7

temp1 - temp7

Vineland adaptive behavior scales

annually

20

spch3 , spch5 - spch8 , skll1 - skll5 , mvmn1 , mvmn3 - mvmn6 , sclr2 - sclr6

Mother and Child Questionnaire (5-6-year-olds)

Big Five personality traits

annually

10

char1b , char2 - char10

Strengths and difficulties questionnaire

annually

17

behav1 - behav17

Mother and Child Questionnaire (9-10-year-olds)

Big Five personality traits

annually

10

char1b , char2 - char10

Strengths and difficulties questionnaire

annually

18

behav1 - behav18

Time Use and Environmental Behavior

The modules on time use and environmental behavior give information on time commitments, free time, and time planning as well as environmental awareness, for instance, the use of public transport and different energy sources, as well as what respondents think about renewable energies.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Household Questionnaire

Traffic and energy

1998, 2003, 2015

73

hli0005, hli0077-hli0142

Individual Questionnaire

Computer usage

1997, 1999, 2000, 2001

15

pli0066_h , pli0066_v1 , pli0066_v2 , pli0067_h , pli0067_v1 , pli0067_v2 , pli0068 , pli0069 . pli0070_v1 , pli0070_v2 , pli0071_h , pli0071_v1 , pli0071_v2 , pli0072 , pli0073

Leisure activities (long)

1990, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013

28

pli0079pli0084 , pli0085_v1 , pli0085_v2 , pli0086 - pli0089 , pli0090_v1 , pli0090_v2 , pli0091 , pli0092_v1 , pli0092_v2 , pli0093 , pli0094_v1 , pli0094_v2 , pli0095_v1 , pli0095_v2 , pli0096_v1 , pli0096_v2 , pli0097_v1 , pli0097_v2 , pli0098 , pli0165 & pli0168

Leisure activities (short)

1984-1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017

15

pli0090_v1 , pli0090_v2 , pli0091 , pli0092_v1 , pli0092_v2 . pli0093 , pli0094_v1 , pli0094_v2 , pli0095_v1 , pli0096_v1 , pli0096_v2 , pli0097_v1 , pli0097_v2 , pli0098

Use of transportation in general

1998,2003

38

pli0101 - pli0104 , pli0105_h , pli0105_v1 , pli0105_v2 , pli0106 - pli0108 , pli0109_h , pli0109_v1 , pli0109_v2 , pli0110 , pli0111 , pli0112_h , pli0112_v1 , pli0112_v2 , pli0113 , pli0114 , pli0115_h , pli0115_v1 , pli0115_v2 , pli0116 , pli0117 , pli0118_h , pli0118_v1 , pli0118_v2 , pli0119 , pli0120 , pli0121_h , pli0121_v1 , pli0121_v2 , pli0122 - pli0126

Use of transportation to work

1998,2003

11

pli0127_v1 , pli0127_v2 , pli0128_v1 , pli0128_v2 , pli0129_v1 , pli0129_v2 , pli0130_v1 , pli0130_v2 , pli0131_v1 , pli0131_v2 , pli0132

Use of transportation for errands

1998,2003

11

pli0133_v1 , pli0133_v2 , pli0134_v1 , pli0134_v2 , pli0135_v1 , pli0135_v2 , pli0136_v1 , pli0136_v2 , pli0137_v1 , pli0137_v2 , pli0138

Use of transportation for excursions

1998,2003

11

pli0139_v1 , pli0139_v2 , pli0140_v1 , pli0140_v2 , pli0141_v1 , pli0141_v2 , pli0142_v1 , pli0142_v2 , pli0143_v1 , pli0143_v2 , pli0144

Use of transportation in leisure time

1998,2003

12

pli0145_v1 , pli0145_v2 , pli0146_v1 , pli0146_v2 , pli0147_v1 , pli0147_v2 , pli0148_v1 , pli0148_v2 , pli0149_v1 , pli0149_v2 , pli0150_v1 , pli0150_v2

Use of transportation to take children places

1998,2003

11

pli0151_v1 , pli0151_v2 , pli0152_v1 , pli0152_v2 , pli0153_v1 , pli0153_v2 , pli0154_v1 , pli0154_v2 , pli0155_v1 , pli0155_v2 , pli0156

Trip to work

annually

26

plb0142 - plb0145 , plb0146_h , plb0146_v1 , plb0146_v2 , plb0147 - plb0155 , plb0156_v1 , plb0156_v2 , plb0157_v1 , plb0157_v2 , plb0158 , plb0159_h , plb0159_v1 , plb0159_v2 , plb0175_v1 , plb0175_v2

Time use for different activities (weekdays)

annually

25

pli0001_v1 , pli0001_v2 , pli0038_h , pli0038_v1 - pli0038_v4 , pli0040 , pli0043_h , pli0043_v1 - pli0043_v3 , pli0044_h , pli0044_v1 - pli0044_v3 , pli0046 , pli0047 , pli0049_h , pli0049_v1 - pli0049_v3 , pli0051 , pli0052 , pli0059

Time use for different activities (Saturdays)

Every 2 years

29

pli0003_h , pli0003_v1 - pli0003_v3 , pli0003_v4 , pli0005 , pli0012_h , pli0012_v1 - pli0012_v3 , pli0019_h , pli0019_v1 - pli0019_v4 , pli0024_h , pli0024_v1 - pli0024_v3 , pli0031_h , pli0031_v1 - pli0031_v4 , pli0036 , pli0054 , pli0055 , pli0056 , pli0060

Time use for different activities (Sundays)

Every 2 years

31

pli0002_v1 , pli0002_v2 , pli0007_h , pli0007_v1 - pli0007_v4 , pli0007_v5 , pli0010 , pli0011 , pli0016_h , pli0016_v1 - pli0016_v4 , pli0022_h , pli0022_v1 - pli0022_v4 , pli0028_h , pli0028_v1 - pli0028_v4 , pli0034_v1 - pli0034_v4 , pli0057 , pli0058

Youth Questionnaire

Leisure and hobbies

annually

27

jl0058 - jl0073 , jl0074 - jl0076 , jl0087 , jl0104 , jl0106 , jl0109 , jl0112 , jl0123 , jl0117 , jl1400

Integration, Migration, Transnationalization

Migration and forced migration are changing German society. The SOEP offers diverse migration samples and numerous specific migration questions that allow researchers to study migration-related questions in detail. The modules on integration, migration, and transnationalization provide data on migration histories, discrimination, inter-ethnic contact, education, cultural integration, transnational relations, identification with Germany, and the intention to stay in Germany.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars.

Variables

Individual Questionnaire

Circle of friends, percentage of migrants

2013,2018

1

plm0143

Applying for German citizenship

1998-2018 (every two years)

1

plj0021

Visiting / being visited by Germans and foreigners at home

1997-2017 (every two years)

4

plj0060 - plj0063

Contacts abroad, thoughts about moving abroad

2009,2014

6

plj0104 , plj0105 , plj0089 - plj0092

Disadvantage / discrimination based on ethnic origins (detailed)

2015

17

plj0048_v1 , plj0048_v2 , plj0327 - plj0339

Disadvantage / discrimination based on ethnic origins (short)

1997-2011, 2013, 2017

1

plj0048_v1 , plj0048_v2

Foreign language skills

2013

1

plm0135

Integration indicators

1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

2

plj0078 , plj0080

Intention to stay

1997-2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

4

plj0085 - plj0088

Language use, media

2014, 2016, 2018

2

plj0226_v1 , plj0226_v2

Language use, newspapers

1996-2012 (every two years)

1

plj0070

Native language

2007-2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

8

plj0009 , plj0324 - plj0326

Regional attachment

2009,2014

3

plj0043 - plj0045

Residence status, citizenship

2018

2

Sense of home

1996-2014 (every two years)

2

plj0083 , plj0340

Visited country of origin in last 2 years

1996-2018 (every two years)

2

plj0322 , plj0323

Language ability German / native language

9

plj0071 - plj0076

Youth Questionnaire

Language ability German / native language

9

jl0248 , jl0251 , jl0442 - jl0444 jl1249 , jl1251

Survey Methodology

Survey methodology modules offer diverse variables on imputation, weighting, SOEP-Core fieldwork, identifiers, interview methods, survey modes, and information about the respondent’s exit from the survey.

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Questionnaire

Module

Replication

No. Vars

Variables

Interviewer Questionnaire

Identificators

annually

4

hhnr , intid , syear , wave

Interview information

annually (youth since 2000)

4

typint , lenghtinth , lenghtintp , lenghtintj

Demography

11

gender , birth , marital , educ , modbula , modggk , ista1 , ibstam1 , ibstav1 , imusp , irel

Interviewer history

annually

7

startint , endint , experience , firstintm , firstintd , lastintm , lastintd

Employment

3

iberuf , ioed , istell

Interviewer activity

9

meancontacthh , responserate , amountinth , amountintp , amountintj , papi , capi , cawi , mail

Patience

2006,2012

1

iged

Health

2006, 2012, 2016

1

iges

Risk aversion

2006,2012

1

irisk

Life satisfaction

2006, 2012, 2016

1

izule

Incentives

2012

2

ibbarhon , ibbeval

Optimism

2012

1

ibopt

Motivation & Fulfillment

21

igru01 - igru07 , ierf01 - ierf14

Assessment of Participation

13

itebe01 - itebe13

Interviewer Training

6

ibseval01 - ibseval04 , ibschul , ibschul02

Big Five personality traits

22

iego01 - iego22

Attitudes and social interaction

2006,2012

11

ibez01 - ibez05 , iverh01 - iverh06

Plotical orientation

2006, 2012, 2016

4

ipol1 - ipol4

Worries

16

isor01 - isor14 , isor21 - isor22

Working hours

2012

8

ibwsist01 - ibwsist05 , ibwssol01 - ibwssol03

Interviewer and other studies

13

ibsozer01 - ibsozer08 , ibsozerno , ibsozerso , ibef01 - ibef03

Foreign language skills

20

ispr01 - ispr10 , ibspre01 - ibspre10

Flags (conflicts)

6

genderconfl , birthconfl , maritalconfl , educconfl , startintconfl , ista1confl

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Last change: Nov 12, 2019