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The contextual database of the Generations and Gender Program: overview, conceptual framework and the link to the Generations and Gender Survey

Spielauer, M.

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2004-014, 26 pages (April 2004).
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Keywords: data collection

Abstract

This paper follows two aims. First it intends to give an overview of the contextual database of the Generations and Gender Program and how it is linked to the Generations and Gender Survey. Secondly, it provides a documentation of the approaches taken towards the conceptual definition and construction of the database. The document consists of two parts. The first gives a brief description of the underlying ideas of the database and the approach taken in order to develop its conceptual framework and construct the database. The second part is a note on the link between the Generations and Gender Survey and the contextual database. Starting from the GGS questionnaire, the main interfaces between micro data and contextual domains are investigated.

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