Implementation of Funding for the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) - A Personal Recollection
7 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2009
Date Written: November 2, 2009
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
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