Publication


Tineke Fokkema, Andrej Kveder, Nicole Hiekel, Tom Emery, Aart C. Liefbroer
Generations and Gender Programme Wave 1 data collection
Demographic Research, 2016
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
If scholars want to use the GGS for comparative purposes, it is essential that there be cross-national equivalence in terms of survey implementation and representativeness. The two main goals are (1) to describe the main features of the implementation of the GGS in participating countries, and (2) to describe and evaluate the quality of the data collection of the GGS in terms of its cross-sectional representativeness. We use weighted and unweighted GGS data for 18 countries and compare this to country-specific information. The quality of sampling and fieldwork procedures of the GGS is generally good. On average, response rates in the GGS are comparable to those in other cross-national surveys. After weighting, the data are generally representative in terms of age, gender, region, and household size, but less so for marital status and educational attainment. Implications for future waves of the GGS are discussed.

Reference


@article{Fokkema2016a,
  author = {Tineke Fokkema, Andrej Kveder, Nicole Hiekel, Tom Emery, Aart C. Liefbroer},
  title = {Generations and Gender Programme Wave 1 data collection},
  year = {2016},
  journal = {Demographic Research},
  url = {http://demographic-research.org/volumes/vol34/18/default.htm},
  timestamp = {14.08.2017},
  abstract = {If scholars want to use the GGS for comparative purposes, it is essential that there be cross-national equivalence in terms of survey implementation and representativeness. The two main goals are (1) to describe the main features of the implementation of the GGS in participating countries, and (2) to describe and evaluate the quality of the data collection of the GGS in terms of its cross-sectional representativeness. We use weighted and unweighted GGS data for 18 countries and compare this to country-specific information. The quality of sampling and fieldwork procedures of the GGS is generally good. On average, response rates in the GGS are comparable to those in other cross-national surveys. After weighting, the data are generally representative in terms of age, gender, region, and household size, but less so for marital status and educational attainment. Implications for future waves of the GGS are discussed.}
}

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