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MPIDR Working Paper

The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Program

Spielauer, M.

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2006-030, 18 pages (September 2006).
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Keywords: World, comparative analysis, data banks

Abstract

The increasing recognition that the study of human behaviors has to take into account the multiple contexts in which they occur has opened a promising research avenue in social sciences. It also presents new challenges, e.g., to complement micro-level surveys with the collection of meaningful contextual data within a common conceptual framework. The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Program aims at responding to the new data demands by providing a comparative collection of around 210 variables on a national and sub-national level, thus complementing the individual-level data collected in the Generations and Gender Survey.

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