Generations & Gender Programme Newsletter
No. 63 | November 2020

GGS Fieldwork update

The data collection in Moldova was finalized in November and in total 10,106 interviews were collected. The fieldwork in Norway and the Czech Republic started in November. Norway is the first country to conduct a web only survey. Over 3000 respondents completed the online interview in the first four days of the fieldwork. The fieldwork is planned to last 3 weeks. Hong Kong is aiming to start their pilot in December. Furthermore, we are working with the national teams in Estonia, Denmark, France, Uruguay and Finland to prepare the fieldwork.

The new GGS 2020 Questionnaire is now available

The new GGS Baseline Questionnaire (Version 3.0.1) can now be downloaded on the GGP homepage. It includes a foreword by the GGP director and a short overview of the history of the GGS questionnaire, which explains the transition from the original GGS to the current version of the questionnaire. Furthermore, we have added remarks, including an explanation of the filter commands and the optional and country-specific questions.

New GGS data from Kazakhstan

In 2018, Kazakhstan collected the Generations and Gender Survey. During this impressive project, data was collected among 14,857 respondents in two languages. The micro-data can now be requested via the GGP website. We want to thank our colleagues in Kazakhstan for making this happen!


New Data from the World Fertility Survey

The World Fertility Survey was a large global project which resulted in the collection of demographic information in 62 countries in the 70s and 80s. The micro-data collected in the 42 developing countries is archived and accessible through the Demographic Health Survey. The micro-data collected in the 20 developed countries are currently not centrally archived nor easily accessible for the research community. In February 2020, GGP started the project ‘International Microdata for Reproductive Studies – promoting and facilitating the use of forgotten and underused fertility and family planning surveys’. As part of this project, we have been able to retrace 10 WFS datasets, collected in: Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Sweden.

Thanks to the efforts of Judith Koops, Berfin Karakeçeli, and Nadia Sturm, the data of France (1977-78; N = 3,618), Netherlands (1975; N = 4,522), and Sweden (1981; N = 5,000) are now available for download via the GGP website. We are grateful to our colleagues and partners for their help and support, with a special thanks to the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) for their financial support.


Upcoming Events

  • SLLS 2020 10th Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference (Postponed to 2021 - A number of online events will be scheduled in October)
  • AP 2020, IX Congress of the Latin American Population Association, 9-11 December (Virtual Conference)
  • BigSurv20, 2nd international conference on Big Data Meets Survey Science, November 6, 13, 20, 27 and December 4 (Virtual Conference)
  • 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

Paglino, E. & Emery, T. (2020). Evaluating interviewer manipulation in the new round of the Generations and Gender Survey. Demographic Research, 43, 1461–1494. DOI:

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