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Lenore Sauer, Linda Beyreuther, Andreas Ette, Detlev Lück, Robert Naderi, Ralina Panova, Kerstin Ruckdeschel
Generations and Gender Survey. Documentation of the Second Wave of the Main Survey in Germany
Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung, Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung, 2012,
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The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) is an internationally comparative project coordinated by the Population Activity Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva. The main goal of the survey is to improve understanding of demographic and social development and of the factors that influence these developments, with a particular attention towards relationships between children and parents (generations) and relationships between partners (gender). The GGS sets out to explain demographic choices in forming and dissolving partnerships and having children. The analytic domains covered by the survey include economic aspects of life, such as economic activity, income, and economic well-being, education, values and attitudes, intergenerational relationships, gender relationships, household composition and housing, residential mobility, social networks and private transfers, public transfers, health, and reproductive health. By including all these topics, the GGS covers the important societal aspects of demographic choices in contemporary developed societies. The GGS aims at international comparability by providing the survey design, common definitions, a core-questionnaire, and common instructions that each participating country should follow. In Germany, the first wave of the GGS has been implemented in 2005 and the second wave in 2008/09 by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB). This publication provides the international scientific community with English-speaking information about the methodological approach of the second wave of the German GGS. For users of the harmonized German GGS data-file it includes additional information about the sampling, field work and weighting procedures carried out by TNS Infratest, the survey conducting company (Part I). Part II provides a detailed overview on the data editing and cleaning procedures before and after pre-harmonization. Furthermore this part includes information on inconsistencies and implausible answers within the dataset, which have been documented in a flag-dataset. Part III contains the German questionnaire and booklet of cards. In Part IV also the information on the panel maintenance between the first and the second wave is included.

Reference


@techreport{Sauer2012b,
  author = {Lenore Sauer, Linda Beyreuther, Andreas Ette, Detlev Lück, Robert Naderi, Ralina Panova, Kerstin Ruckdeschel},
  title = {Generations and Gender Survey. Documentation of the Second Wave of the Main Survey in Germany},
  year = {2012},
  publisher = {Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung},
  institution = {Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung},
  number = {121c},
  url = {http://www.bib-demografie.de/SharedDocs/Publikationen/DE/Materialien/121c.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=8},
  timestamp = {12.01.2015},
  address = {Wiesbaden, Germany},
  abstract = {The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) is an internationally comparative project coordinated by the Population Activity Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva. The main goal of the survey is to improve understanding of demographic and social development and of the factors that influence these developments, with a particular attention towards relationships between children and parents (generations) and relationships between partners (gender).
The GGS sets out to explain demographic choices in forming and dissolving partnerships and having children. The analytic domains covered by the survey include economic aspects of life, such as economic activity, income, and economic well-being, education, values and attitudes, intergenerational relationships, gender relationships, household composition and housing, residential mobility, social networks and private transfers, public transfers, health, and reproductive health. By including all these topics, the GGS covers the important societal aspects of demographic choices in contemporary developed societies.
The GGS aims at international comparability by providing the survey design, common definitions, a core-questionnaire, and common instructions that each participating country should follow. In Germany, the first wave of the GGS has been implemented in 2005 and the second wave in 2008/09 by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB).
This publication provides the international scientific community with English-speaking information about the methodological approach of the second wave of the German GGS. For users of the harmonized German GGS data-file it includes additional information about the sampling, field work and weighting procedures carried out by TNS Infratest, the survey conducting company (Part I). Part II provides a detailed overview on the data editing and cleaning procedures before and after pre-harmonization. Furthermore this part includes information on inconsistencies and implausible answers within the dataset, which have been documented in a flag-dataset. Part III contains the German questionnaire and booklet of cards. In Part IV also the information on the panel maintenance between the first and the second wave is included.}
}

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