Implementation of Funding for the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) - A Personal Recollection

7 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2009

Date Written: November 2, 2009

Abstract

The SOEP success story was not conceivable at its inception. SOEP’s institutionalization is therefore a lesson demonstrating that it is not always possible to say - as is so often required of research proposals today - how a project will develop before it has even begun, and what significance it may one day have. Or, even worse, to show “how a research project will pay off”.

Keywords: SOEP, German Research Foundation (DFG), Microanalytical Foundations of Social Policy

JEL Classification: C89, O39

Suggested Citation

Schäfers, Bernhard, Implementation of Funding for the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) - A Personal Recollection (November 2, 2009). SOEPpaper No. 231, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1498583 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1498583

Bernhard Schäfers (Contact Author)

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