Hence, another advantage of using GSOEP
is that we can use income information for every member of the household.
As our main data source, we use youth-specific questions which are included in the GSOEP
Using the GSOEP
data, Alan Krueger and Jorn-Steffen Pischke document that the return to (potential) experience in the east fell from 1989 to 1990, (45) and we have confirmed this using our sample and definitions (although the problem arises that only the wage and not its covariates are known for 1989).
More information on the structure and evolution of the GSOEP
may be found in Burkhauser and Wagner (1994).
has also been the primary data source for all previous studies of immigrants' earnings dynamics to Germany (Dustmann, 1993; Licht and Steiner, 1994; Pischke, 1992; Schmidt, 1992a, 1992b).
Three studies--Lechner (2009), Cornelissen and Pfeifer (2008), and Pfeifer and Cornelissen (2010)--have been realized with the GSOEP
(German Socio-Economic Panel).
They found a similar result using individual panel data for Germany from the GSOEP
1984-2004 and repeated cross-sectional data for thirteen European countries from the Eurobarometers 1989-94.
Poverty rates calculated from monthly income data also taken from the GSOEP
indeed show a decrease from 2005 onwards; however, it is only marginal (2004: 14%, 2005: 13.
In Table 2, we have computed cumulative proportions of mothers according to age at first birth, education and whether the baby was born in the 1980s or in the 1990s, from the four household panel data sets, GSOEP
(Sample A, i.
is a longitudinal sample, first conducted in 1984, which contains separate representative samples drawn from the central register for immigrants (Auslanderzentraliregister) for the five most important immigrant groups from the recruitment countries Turkey, former Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece and Spain.
began by surveying all individuals in selected households in 1984.
The first uses bi-regional average income per year using the GSOEP
, while the second employs average wages in the same profession for an observed cross-section of workers.