Generations & Gender Programme Newsletter
No. 71 | August-September 2021

The 6th GGP User Conference

The 6th GGP user conference takes place this week!

The conference, which takes place from 4 to 8 October 2021, is held via Zoom and is open to anyone from the GGP-community interested to attend a session and join in the discussion. The conference consists of daily sessions, which will be held from 13h00 to 14h00 (CEST), and an additional session with flash talks, which is scheduled on October 5 from 14h30 to 15h45 (CEST). 

The final version of the program and a booklet of abstracts are available on the conference page on our website. The zoom links and detailed instructions on how to join a session are provided in the program. If you have any additional questions about the conference, please mail to 

View the full progam here

Czech pilot data: available now! 

We are pleased to announce that the data from the Czech GGS Covid pilot is now available! The pilot was initiated as a complement to the main GGS study. It included the GGS core questionnaire and approximately 40 country-specific questions on economic uncertainty and the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Data was collected online (CAWI only) during the period of December 2020 to February 2021, resulting in over 1300 cases. 

If you want to learn more about the Czech GGS Covid pilot, you can also watch the GGP-connect webinar given by prof. Martin Kreidl, last March. The recordings of this webinar can be found here

Access the data via our website under "Login to GGP User Space.”

GSS in Sweden: The 5th GGP-connect webinar

At the first GGP-connect seminar after the summer break, Gunnar Andersson presented the GGS data collection carried out over 2020-2021 in Sweden. 

The GGS was collected in Sweden to understand the rapid fertility decline that cannot be explained by conventional structural factors or other sources of data. The new round of the Swedish GGS included a shortened version of the GGS questionnaire, as well as new modules on perceived uncertainty, Covid-19 questions, and intensive parenting. A random sample of  N = 30,000 people, ages 18-59, were approached. Apart from surveying the national sample, an additional immigrant sub-sample was collected among the five largest immigrant communities in the country. The response rate was 27 percent. 

The recordings can soon be found here. Information on the next GGP-Connect, which will be on the Estonian GGS (28 October, 13h00), will follow soon. 

Welcome to our new members!

We are happy to introduce you to a few new faces that have recently joined the GGP General Hub at NIDI.
Siyang Kong
Siyang obtained her PhD degree in Sociology at Utrecht University in July 2021. Her research broadly concerns social stratification and mobility, gender inequality, and quantitative method. She joined the GGP fieldwork team this summer. Together with Arieke and Wojciech, she is supporting countries with new round of GGS data collection. 
Olga Grunwald
Olga has a background in Sociology and has worked for the German Family Panel (pairfam). She has interned with the Population Unit of the UNECE before starting her PhD research at NIDI. In the GGP, she will join the Data Management Team to process the data from the new rounds of GGS data collection.
Maaike Hornstra
In addition to finishing her PhD on
post-divorce family relationships, Maaike devotes one day a week to the GGP. From February 2021 onward, she has been involved in the data dissemination and communication. In addition, she organizes the monthly GGP-connect seminar series and 6th GGP User Conference.   


A fellowship opportunity: Call for proposals

A fellowship opportunity is open for application. UNFPA Moldova jointly with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) invites national and international researchers on demography, sociology, sexual reproductive health and rights, ageing, or gender equality to conduct targeted analysis based on GGS Moldovan microdata in order to support better understanding of demographic changes and their short and long-term impact on Moldovan society. Up to 5 national and 5 international researchers will be selected to conduct national or cross-national comparative analysis by using Moldovan microdata. 
Deadline for proposal submission is 22 October 2021. Submit an email to indicating "Call for Fellowship on Generations and Gender Survey" in the subject line. The thematic priorities and other details can be accessed here

Introducing two new GGP Taskforces

Introducing a new Questionnaire Task Force

  • The GGP has a new Questionnaire Task Force for preparing the follow-up questionnaire. It consists of Monika Mynarska (UKSW) who acts as the chair, Detlev Lück (BiB), Zsuzsanna Makay (HDRI), and Laurent Toulemon (INED). Olga Grünwald (NIDI) and Marta Bryzek (UKSW) will support their work. The Task Force has just begun their work and will discuss possible approaches to the follow-up questionnaire with the Consortium Board and with the GGP Community in the next months. The goal is to finalize the preparatory stage and have the overall design of the follow-up questionnaire approved by the Consortium Board by the end of the year. Work on the questionnaire will continue in the first half of 2022, so it can be tested in the second half of the year, and be ready for fielding in 2023. A section on the Questionnaire Task Force will be added to the GGP website soon. You can contact the Task Force by email at with the subject “questionnaire task force”
Introducing a new Methods Group
  • The GGP has a new Methods Group with as founding members Aat Liefbroer (NIDI), Peter Lugtig (UU), and Wojciech Jablonski (NIDI). The initial focus of the Methods Group will be to take stock of the large cross-national variation in the mode of data collection in the current round of GGS, and its impact on the data. Also, the Methods Group will be working on guidelines on assessing the representativeness of the data in GGS, as well as procedures that could boost it (e.g., unified strategy concerning weights).

Upcoming Events

Latest Publications

Oláh, L. S., Karlsson, L., & Sandström, G. (2021) Living-Apart-Together (LAT) in Contemporary Sweden: (How) Does It Relate to Vulnerability?. Journal of Family Issues, 1-21. DOI:

Mooyaart, J.E., Liefbroer, A. C., & Billari, F. C. (2021). The changing relationship between socio-economic background and family formation in four European countries. Population Studies, 1-17. DOI:


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