MPIDR Working Paper

The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Program

Spielauer, M.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2006-030, 18 pages.
Rostock, Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (September 2006)
Open Access


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.
Schlagwörter: Welt, comparative analysis, data banks
Das Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR) in Rostock ist eines der international führenden Zentren für Bevölkerungswissenschaft. Es gehört zur Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, einer der weltweit renommiertesten Forschungsgemeinschaften.