Generations & Gender Programme Newsletter
No. 70 | July 2021

GGP User Conference: Program

We are pleased to announce that a provisional program for the 6th GGP User Conference is now available! 

The conference, which takes place on 4-8 October 2021, brings together researchers working with data from the GGS, the Contextual Database, and the Harmonized Histories, providing them a platform to discuss their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's conference will be held online.

The scientific committee has now reviewed all submitted abstracts and a provisional program has been created. To facilitate a productive online conference, daily sessions will be held from 13h00 to 14h00 (Amsterdam time). Moreover, an additional session with flash talks is scheduled (on October 5, 14h30-15h45). 

       Session 1: Implementing a new round of GGS
       Session 2: Fertility intentions and realization 
       Session 3: Union formation and dissolution 
       Session 4: Gender norms, caregiving, and fertility
       Session 5: Fertility decisions in times of uncertainty
       Session 6: Flash session

View the full progam here

For detailed information and future updates, keep an eye on the GGP-website.  

GGS Fieldwork update

With the summer holidays around the corner, we share with you an overview of the recent progress in GGS data collection and the fieldwork plans for the coming months. Find below which national and regional teams are currently in the field, have recently completed data collection, and which teams plan to go into the field at the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. 

Data collection completed
   Hong Kong (pilot)
   Estonia (pilot)

Data collection, Autumn 2021 
   France (pilot)
   Hong Kong SAR (China)

Currently in the field


Data collection, Start 2022   
   Belarus (follow-up)
Correction: The previous newsletter included incorrect information on the total number of participants in the GGS pilot in Estonia. In fact, around 2,000 participants completed the GGS pilot in Estonian and Russian (RR = 18%).

GGP-Connect seminars: planning

At the start of 2021, we launched the monthly GGP-Connect seminar series to showcase the work of national and regional teams and provide insights into the new rounds of GGS data collection. So far, webinars were held on the GGS data collection in Czechia, Moldova, Norway and Hong Kong SAR

The online seminars proved to be a great way to exchange insights and "stay connected" with one another. We are therefore planning to continue with the GGP-Connect series after a short holiday break.

A few national teams have already confirmed their participation and willingness to share their insights and give an update on their GGS data collection: 

Scheduled webinars 2021
   Sweden, September 28, at 14h30 
   Estonia, October 26, at 13h00 
   Denmark, November 23, at 13h00   
   Uruguay, December 14, at 14h00
Note that the recordings of the previous webinars can be found here.

GGP meetings

Council of Partners meeting, June 9th

  • On 9 June 2021, the 18th meeting of the GGP Council of Partners was held online. The council consists of a network of national focal points from participating and interested countries and regions and meets every year to discuss their progress, experiences, and plans for future programme development. The minutes and the presentations by the GGP Hub and participating countries/regions can now be found on the UNECE website.

Consortium Board meeting, July 7th

  • On 7 July 2021, the Consortium Board got together for a special CB meeting. This meeting was initiated to discuss the finances of the GGP, as well as, the implications of the acceptance of our ESFRI Roadmap 2021 application. 

Upcoming Events

  • BSPS Virtual Annual Conference,14-15 September 2021 (Call for papers closed)
  • SLLS 2020 10th Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference, 20-22 September 2021 (Call for papers closed)
  • 6th GGP User Conference, 4-8 October 2021, via Zoom (Call for papers closed)
  • 19th Divorce Network Conference, 13-15 October 2021, via Zoom (Call for papers closed)

Latest Publications

Koops, J. C., Liefbroer, A. C., & Gauthier, A. H. (2021). Socio-Economic Differences in the Prevalence of Single Motherhood in North America and Europe. European Journal of Population, 1-25. DOI:
Schneider, N.F., Bujard, M., Wolf, C., Gummer, T., Hank, K. and Neyer, F.J. 2021. Family Research and Demographic Analysis (FReDA): Evolution, Framework, Objectives, and Design of “The German Family Demography Panel Study”. Comparative Population Studies. 46, (Jun. 2021).DOI:

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