Best of Both Worlds: Preparatory Steps in Matching Survey Data with Administrative Pension Records - The Case of the German Socio-Economic Panel and the Scientific Use File Completed Insurance Biographies 2004

This paper presents preparatory steps that we carried out in order to prepare two longitudinal micro datasets for a statistical matching procedure, namely the Scientific Use File "Completed Insurance Biographies 2004" (SUF Vollendete Versichertenleben 2004 - SUF VVL2004) provided by the Research Data Centre of the Federal German Pension Insurance, and household panel data from the "German Socio-Economic Panel" (Sozio-Oekonomisches Panel - SOEP). The SUF VVL 2004 provides detailed information that is relevant for the calculation of an individual's public pension benefit, as well as monthly information about on individual's earnings, whereas the SOEP gives information about the household context and other relevant components of income. A successful matching of the two datasets would allow us to bring together the "best of both worlds" by combining their respective benefits and circumventing their drawbacks.

SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 70


Anika Rasner; Ralf K. Himmelreicher; Markus G. Grabka; Joachim R. Frick

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SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 70, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin


soep; best of; Sozio-ökonomisches Panel; Umfragedaten


Letzte Änderung: 24.11.2009