MPIDR Working Paper

The Generations and Gender Contextual Database: concepts and content

Spielauer, M.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2004-026, 47 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (September 2004)
Open Access


This paper aims at contributing to a proposal for the concept and content of the Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Program. We develop guidelines for data collection by identifying the main focus, the key dimensions as well as the main data types of the GGP Contextual Database. Based on these theoretical considerations and with a view to support a multilevel approach to GGP data, we propose a list of 200 variables that include statistical norms, legal norms and regulations, the general economic situation, welfare state policies, and culture.
Keywords: World, data banks
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