Language Skills, Income and Employment

Short Description: This SOEP-IS module is concerned with the investigation of the relationship between foreign language skills and labour market outcomes, in particular income and employment status. The dataset includes information not only on the languages known by respondents, but also their level of proficiency, and the factors that contributed to language acquisition.

Methodological Details: Eight self-report items. Examples include “It makes me angry when others are undeservingly better off than me.” and “It bothers me when things come easily to me that others have to work hard for.

Contact

Year

Respondents

Dataset

Variables

Availability

Bengt-Arne Wickström, Humboldt University of Berlin [E-Mail]

2013

~1000

ilanguage

isk06_7, isk06_1, isk13_land2, isk12, isk09, isk13_land3, isk13_land5, isk06_ka, isk06_3, isk06_8, isk06_9, isk02a_1, isk14, spra22, spra3, isk10, isk11, isk05, isk02a_2, im_sk, isk02, spra21, isk10a, spra23, im_lngj, spra24, isk07, isk13_land4, isk06_2, isk06_5, isk13_land1, sk_id, isk01, isk03, spra4, spra2ka, spra1, spra25, isk13_land6, isk12a, isk06_4, isk06_6

04/2019