The Socio-Economic Module of the Berlin Aging Study II (SOEP-BASE): Description, Structure, and Questionnaire

21 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013

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Anke Böckenhoff

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Denise Sassenroth

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Martin Kroh

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

Thomas Siedler

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences; DIW Berlin; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex

Peter Eibich

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: July 30, 2013

Abstract

The Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II) is a multidisciplinary study that allows for the investigation of how a multitude of health status factors as well as many other social and economic outcomes interplay. The sample consists of 1,600 participants aged 60 to 80, and 600 participants aged 20 to 35. The socio-economic part of BASE-II, the so called SOEP-BASE, is conducted by the SOEP Group at the DIW Berlin. The surveyed socio-economic variables are fully comparable with the variables of the long running German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), which increases the analytical power of BASE-II. The socio-economic data collected on the individual and on the household level are enriched with geo-referenced context data (“neighbourhood data”) in order to disentangle the interplay between individual, societal and regional determinants on individuals’ health status and other outcome variables. Furthermore, as the BASE-II study is based on a convenience sample, the SOEP Group at the DIW provides weights for the BASE-II dataset that correct for selectivity bias.

Keywords: Cohort Study, Berlin Aging Study, BASE-II, SOEP

JEL Classification: C81, C83, I12, I14, I24, I31, I32, J14, Y80, Z13

Suggested Citation

Böckenhoff, Anke and Sassenroth, Denise and Kroh, Martin and Siedler, Thomas and Eibich, Peter and Wagner, Gert G., The Socio-Economic Module of the Berlin Aging Study II (SOEP-BASE): Description, Structure, and Questionnaire (July 30, 2013). SOEPpaper No. 568. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304056 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2304056

Anke Böckenhoff (Contact Author)

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

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Denise Sassenroth

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

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Berlin, 10117
Germany

Martin Kroh

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

DIW Berlin
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Thomas Siedler

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences ( email )

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University of Essex ( email )

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Peter Eibich

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

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Gert G. Wagner

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