Call for Papers: 2018 IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey

In collaboration with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the Research Centre on Migration, Integration, and Asylum of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ), the Socio-Economic Panel introduced a large representative sample of refugees in 2016. The target population for the survey consists of individuals who arrived in Germany seeking asylum between January 2013 and January 2016. In the first wave in 2016 we surveyed 4,817 adult respondents in 3,538 households. Moreover, parents provided proxy information on 5,728 children living in the interviewed households. In 2017, a boost sample of about 1,250 refugee households registered between February and December 2016 will be added.

Send us your proposals
The IAB, BAMF, and SOEP invite researchers to submit proposal for questions to be added to the questionnaire in 2018—the third wave of the survey. If you would like to suggest any additional questions or items on refugees that are relevant to your current or future research and that would benefit from the longitudinal character of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey, we would be happy to hear from you. Criteria for the selection of items or questions are: scientific excellence, novelty in the context of the existing questionnaires, relevance for a wide range of data users, applicability in the context of a longitudinal household survey, comparability with other SOEP migration or general population surveys, as well as efficiency of implementation. Please note that the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey is a computer-assisted face-to-face survey using audio files in five different languages.

Researchers interested in submitting questions or especially items should contact SOEP Survey Management by August 1, 2017, to present their proposal. If the project is determined to be viable from a survey methodology perspective, an official application procedure will follow. The official application must be received by September 30, 2017.
Applications should be submitted in English to

More information on the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey
Regulations on How to Submit a Proposal for IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees