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In praise of panel surveys, a Sonder-Panel, and a Sonder-Panel-Papa

Jenkins, Stephen P. ORCID: 0000-0002-8305-9774 and Smeeding, Timothy M. (2018) In praise of panel surveys, a Sonder-Panel, and a Sonder-Panel-Papa. In: Erlinghagen, Marcel, Hank, Karsten and Kreyenfeld, Michaela, (eds.) Innovation und Wissenstransfer in der empirischen Sozial- und Verhaltensforschung. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 11-38. ISBN 9783593508672

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In this paper, we salute Gert Wagner and his work, focusing on his association with the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). To place Gert’s contributions in context, we argue first that household panel surveys deserve to be praised for what they contribute to science and to public policy, forming a crucial component in a portfolio of different types of longitudinal data. Second, we show that the SOEP is a very successful example of a household panel survey, comparing its characteristics and innovations with those of its counterparts from other countries. Our case is that the SOEP is truly special (it is a Sonder-Panel) – and Gert Wagner has been responsible for much of this success. He is truly a Sonder-Panel-Papa.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Campus Verlag
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 14:04
Last Modified: 18 May 2021 23:30

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