The Linked Employer – Employee Study of the Socio-Economic Panel (Soep-Lee): Project Report

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Michael Weinhardt

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Alexia Meyermann

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Stefan Liebig

Bielefeld University - Department of Sociology; German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - German Socio Economic Panel

Jürgen Schupp

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Institute for Sociology, Freie Universität; The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: April 1, 2016

Abstract

In 2012/13, a survey of German employers was conducted using face-to-face and paper-and-pencil interviews (N = 1,708; response rate = 30.1%). Establishments were sampled based on address information provided by employed participants in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study. The information obtained from both surveys can be linked in order to create a linked employer – employee data set concerning organizational strategies and labor market outcomes (N = 1,834). Paradata were collected regarding several aspects of the survey: contact forms informed about the fieldwork process; an interviewer survey provided information about the interviewer staff; every interview situation was evaluated separately by interviewers to learn more about the response process in establishments; the editing process was reassessed; and 31 interviews were audiotaped to gain insights into the interviewing process. This project report covers the design of the study, the data collection stage, and field outcomes. It evaluates the establishment survey itself, as well as the linked SOEP-LEE data set, by looking at selectivity in nonresponse and at measurement errors overall. The establishment data and the linked SOEP-LEE data are available for secondary use at the research data centers of the SOEP at DIW Berlin and at the Data Service Center for Business and Organizational Data (DSC-BO) at Bielefeld University (DOI:10.7478/s0549.1.v1).

Suggested Citation

Weinhardt, Michael and Meyermann, Alexia and Liebig, Stefan and Schupp, Juergen, The Linked Employer – Employee Study of the Socio-Economic Panel (Soep-Lee): Project Report (April 1, 2016). SOEPpaper No. 829. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2778008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2778008

Michael Weinhardt (Contact Author)

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

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Alexia Meyermann

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

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Stefan Liebig

Bielefeld University - Department of Sociology ( email )

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

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Juergen Schupp

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