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Arianna Caporali and Sebastian Klüsener and Gerda Neyer and Sandra Krapf and Olga Grigorieva
The Contextual Database of the Generations & Gender Programme: Harmonized Contextual Data for the Analysis of Demographic Decision-Making
2013,
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Demographic changes, such as continuing population ageing and decreasing fertility rates, are posing policy challenges to national governments in Europe and other developed countries. To meet these challenges, advances are required in the understanding of socio-demographic trends and of factors that influence these developments. Such undertakings need access to cross-country comparative individual data on demographic behaviour and to information on contextual political and socioeconomic conditions, in which this behaviour is embedded. However, for researchers it is often a tedious and time-consuming endeavour to compile cross-country comparative contextual data. Data has to be derived from different international and national databases and checked for reliability and comparability. Where cross-country comparable data for a specific indicator is not available, researchers need first to harmonize the available information before they can use it in their analyses. The Contextual Database (CDB) of the Generations and Gender Programme aims to support researchers by providing harmonized cross-country comparable data on demographic, socio-economic, and policy contexts for up to 60 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. The CDB is an integral part of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), which seeks to enhance the understanding of the development of fertility and family behaviour in Europe and beyond, and of the demographic, social, economic, and political factors that influence it.4. The CDB was developed to complement the individual-level data generated by the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), a national panel survey conducted in intervals of approximately three years. Between 2009 and 2012, the GGP has received funding from the European Union (EU) 7th Framework Research Programme. Part of the funding has been used to develop and extend the CDB into a comparative database with harmonized economic, demographic, social, and political indicators. The contextual data provided by the CDB is now suited for cross-country comparative multi-level analyses. Beyond the GGS the CDB data can also be used as contextual information for analyses with data from other surveys (e.g. European Social Survey, SHARE). In addition, the database is of value on its own, as it constitutes an important data source for macro-level trend analyses. The work on the CDB is co-ordinated by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock (Germany).

Reference


@inproceedings{Caporali2013,
  author = {Arianna Caporali and Sebastian Klüsener and Gerda Neyer and Sandra Krapf and Olga Grigorieva},
  title = {The Contextual Database of the Generations & Gender Programme: Harmonized Contextual Data for the Analysis of Demographic Decision-Making},
  year = {2013},
  url = {http://www.iussp.org/sites/default/files/event_call_for_papers/Caporali%20Kl%C3%BCsener%20Neyer%20Krapf%20Grigorieva_GGP-ContextualDatabase_0.pdf},
  timestamp = {14.05.2013},
  owner = {Coleman},
  abstract = {Demographic changes, such as continuing population ageing and decreasing fertility rates, are posing policy challenges to national governments in Europe and other developed countries. To meet these challenges, advances are required in the understanding of socio-demographic trends and of factors that influence these developments. Such undertakings need access to cross-country comparative individual data on demographic behaviour and to information on contextual political and socioeconomic conditions, in which this behaviour is embedded. However, for researchers it is often a tedious and time-consuming endeavour to compile cross-country comparative contextual data. Data has to be derived from different international and national databases and checked for reliability and comparability. Where cross-country comparable data for a specific indicator is not available, researchers need first to harmonize the available information before they can use it in their analyses. The Contextual Database (CDB) of the Generations and Gender Programme aims to support researchers by providing harmonized cross-country comparable data on demographic, socio-economic, and policy contexts for up to 60 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. The CDB is an integral part of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), which seeks to enhance the understanding of the development of fertility and family behaviour in Europe and beyond, and of the demographic, social, economic, and political factors that influence it.4. The CDB was developed to complement the individual-level data generated by the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), a national panel survey conducted in intervals of approximately three years. Between 2009 and 2012, the GGP has received funding from the European Union (EU) 7th Framework Research Programme. Part of the funding has been used to develop and extend the CDB into a comparative database with harmonized economic, demographic, social, and political indicators. The contextual data provided by the CDB is now suited for cross-country comparative multi-level analyses. Beyond the GGS the CDB data can also be used as contextual information for analyses with data from other surveys (e.g. European Social Survey, SHARE). In addition, the database is of value on its own, as it constitutes an important data source for macro-level trend analyses. The work on the CDB is co-ordinated by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock (Germany).}
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