MPIDR Working Paper
The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Program
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2006-030, 18 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (September 2006)
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.
Keywords: World, comparative analysis, data banks