Generations & Gender Programme Newsletter
No. 64 | January 2021

Fieldwork Update

The GGS in Norway is the first GGS that was conducted fully online (CAWI). The fieldwork started on 23 November 2020 and was completed about a month later on 22 December 2020. The survey was conducted by Statistics Norway. More than 4500 questionnaires were completed and are currently being checked. In the Czech Republic the fieldwork is currently in progress. Denmark and Hong Kong will soon start their data collection. Estonia is preparing for the start of their fieldwork.

 Consortium Board Meeting

From 14 to 16 December the Consortium Board (CB) convened online to discuss current developments and plans for the next year. The CB consists of institutions that pledge their resources and know-how to the development, coordination and promotion of the GGP. The board members meet every year to discuss progress, experiences and plans for future programme development.

Internship in the GGP team

In 2020, the GGP initiated a new round of fieldwork. The major mode of data collection in the majority of participating countries is currently a web survey developed and processed in Blaise 5, our Computer-Assisted Interviewing system and survey processing tool. Apart from substantive data, extensive device-type and questionnaire navigation paradata is available.

We are now looking for a master or PhD student who will analyse the paradata collected so far. We are interested in insights based on higher levels of aggregation of paradata (across respondents and/or variables). In particular, we are seeking information concerning: browser used to take the survey, the device type and its operating system; changes in answers; number of error messages/prompts/data validation messages; response latency; break-offs.

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, this internship is currently only opened to students who are based in the Netherlands. Please find more information here.

Inviting the GGP users and partners to send announcements

The deadline for the next newsletter is 25 February. We welcome announcements for items directly related to the GGP. Please include only a few lines. A link to an external website may also be added for more information. Please send your announcements to: and please indicate ‘’for newsletter” in the subject heading. 

Meet GGP's New Team Member

We are very happy to announce that we welcomed a new GGP team member on January 15th.
Vytenis Deimantas is currently completing his PhD thesis in demography at Bocconi university. His research interests are population dynamics, migration and fertility policies. In the past, Vytenis has already worked with us during a research visit. As part of his new functions, he will support the transition of the GGP to a full ESFRI research infrastructure. 

Farewell to Susana Cabaço

In december, Susana Cabaço left her position as data and research officer in the GGP Team. In the last four years, Susana's contributions have improved the GGP greatly. Amongst other, she worked on the ESFRI application, funding and with potential new GGP countries. We wish Susana all the best for the future and are very grateful for her work and dedication during her time at NIDI. 

Upcoming Events

  • SLLS 2020 10th Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference (Postponed to 2021)
  • 12th Conference of Young Demographers, Charles University Prague, 3-5 February 2021 (Call for papers closed)
  • PAA, 2021 Virtual Applied Demography Conference, 2-4 February 2021 (Virtual conference)
  • PAA. 2021 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 5-8 May 2021 (Call for Papers closed)

Latest Publications

Winkler-Dworak, M., Beaujouan, E., Di Giulio, P., & Spielauer, M. (2020). Simulating family life courses: An application for Italy, Great Britain, Norway, and Sweden. Demographic Research, 44, 1-48.

Kalmijn, M., & Leopold, T. (2021). A New Look at the Separation Surge in Europe: Contrasting Adult and Child Perspectives. American Sociological Review, 86(1), 1-34. doi:10.1177/0003122420973982

Brzozowska, Z., & Beaujouan, E. (2020). Assessing Short-Term Fertility Intentions and Their Realisation Using the Generations and Gender Survey: Pitfalls and Challenges. European Journal of Population, 1-12. 

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