On the Treatment of Non-Original Sample Members in the German Household Panel Study (SOEP) - Tracing, Weighting, and Frequencies

25 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2008

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Martin Spiess

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Martin Kroh

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - German Socio Economic Panel

Rainer Pischner

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Gert G. Wagner

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Berlin University of Technology; German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

Date Written: April, 2008

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the rationale for tracing non-original sample members (Non-OSMs) in household panel studies, and in particular in SOEP, and the implications for weighting. We present results on the incidence, survival rates, and thus the relevance of Non-OSMs in the SOEP.

Keywords: non-original sample members, SOEP

Suggested Citation

Spiess, Martin and Kroh, Martin and Pischner, Rainer and Wagner, Gert G., On the Treatment of Non-Original Sample Members in the German Household Panel Study (SOEP) - Tracing, Weighting, and Frequencies (April, 2008). SOEPpaper, No. 98, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1126597 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1126597

Martin Spiess

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

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Martin Kroh

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - German Socio Economic Panel ( email )

DIW Berlin
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Rainer Pischner

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

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Berlin, 10117
Germany

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