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The company survey of the Socio-economical panel (Linked Employer Employee) 2. wave


Freie Universität Berlin, Sozio economical panel (SOEP) at German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Institute for Relations and Labour (IPA) of Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (HSU)

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Nov 01, 2024 — Dec 31, 2024

The company survey of the Socio-economical panel (SOEP) – first conducted in 2012 – goes into the second round. It focuses on the long-term changes in working relations in the context of ongoing digitization. In this regard, the effects of the experiences during the COVID-19 crisis for personnel management will also be investigated.

A special feature of this study is the linking of individual and organization data. This data structure enables, for example, analyzing the employment histories and social structure, the educational behavior and the use of human capital, the realization opportunities and the work-life satisfaction. The connection of individual, household and company data in the Linked-Employer-Employee datasets not only enriches the SOEP with additional variables, but also with a new data source. In addition, the project aims to contribute to the survey methodological research, for example by combining surveys and internet research on proof of reliability.

The survey was conducted in 2021 and the data are provided by the Research Data Center (FDZ) at German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) for the researching public.