Inequalities and Their Subjective Perceptions in a Changing World

14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

SOEP 2020 at DIW Berlin

The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP (including the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and LIS/LWS data) with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) are invited to submit an abstract.

We particularly welcome contributions examining income and wealth inequalities and how these inequalities are subjectively perceived, experienced, interpreted, and reacted to. We also encourage submissions outside of this thematic focus, in particular submissions using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross national comparative analysis.

Selected conference papers will be published in a special Issue of Social Indicators Research (edited by Philipp Lersch, Stefan Liebig, Maria Metzing, and Carsten Schröder). All submissions will undergo the standard refereeing procedure of the journal.

Keynote Speakers

We are happy to announce as keynote speakers:

  • Eva Sierminska | Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research–LISER
  • Paul K. Piff | University of California Irvine

Scientific Committee

  • Katrin Auspurg, LMU Munich
  • Philipp Lersch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & DIW Berlin
  • Maria Metzing, DIW Berlin-Stefan Schmukle, University of Leipzig
  • Pia Schober, University of Tübingen
  • Carsten Schröder, DIW Berlin & Freie Universität Berlin
  • Roland Verwiebe, University of Potsdam

Conference Fee

We are obliged to charge a regular conference fee of 150 EUR and a reduced fee of 90 EUR for students and enrolled PhD students.

Financial Support

We ask scholars to pay their own travel costs. If this is not possible, partial reimbursement of expenses may be provided to presenters (one grant per paper) upon request. Information on how to apply for travel support will be provided after notification of acceptance.

Local Organizers

Maria Metzing, Carsten Schröder, Philipp Lersch (scientific program)

Christine Kurka and Janina Britzke (conference management) 

If you have any further questions please contact the local organizers at: soep2020(at)diw(dot)de

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