Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85278
Authors: 
Marcus, Jan
Siegers, Rainer
Grabka, Markus M.
Editors: 
DIW Berlin / SOEP
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
SOEP Survey Papers 145
Abstract: 
This documentation describes the data preparation of the new consumption module in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and introduces the content and structure of the generated dataset hconsum. In 2010, the SOEP for the first time included a detailed consumption module in the household questionnaire. This documentation discusses several methodological challenges of the new module and suggests possible remedies. The methodological challenges include inconsistencies between monthly and annual consumption information, missing values, and a high incidence of heaping.
Subjects: 
SOEP
consumption
heaping
imputation
generalized beta of the second kind
JEL: 
C81
D30
E21
Document Type: 
Research Report

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