data for the analysis of the effects of rapid structural change on workers

The data set used for the analyses of this paper is generated from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). The SOEP is a household panel survey conducted on yearly basis since 1984 in Western Germany by the DIW. In the SOEP, all members of a household aged at least 16 years are included. The data contain socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents as well as, inter alia, detailed information on labour market biographies (including earnings and wages), political orientations and household characteristics. ). For a description of the SOEP data see Wagner et al. (2007). The first SOEP wave on East German territory was conducted in June 1990 under the title “GDR sample of the German Socio-Economic Panel” and comprised interviews of 4,313 individuals living in 2,130 households (Schupp and Wagner, 1990). In particular, I used the cross-sectional data version 30, SOEP, 2014, doi:10.5684/soep.v30 and restricted the data to first-time respondents of the first wave conducted on Eastern German territory in 1990. It should be noted that the SOEP micro data are not publicly available, but scientific researchers can get access for free. Please visit the website of the SOEP to learn more on how to get access to the SOEP data:

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Weigt, Eva (2021): Data for the analysis of the effects of rapid structural change on workers. Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset.