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Providing easy access to cross-country comparative contextual data for demographic research: concept and recent advances of the Generations & Gender Programme Contextual Database

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  • Arianna Caporali

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Sebastian Klüsener

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Gerda R. Neyer

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Sandra Krapf

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Olga Grigorieva

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

Abstract

Demographic behaviour is shaped not only by characteristics at the individual level, but also by the context in which individuals are embedded. The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) supports research on these micro-macro links by providing cross-country comparative contextual data on demographic, socio-economic, and policy developments covering up to 60 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. This paper presents conceptual considerations and recent advances in the implementation of this database. Although conceptually linked to the Generations and Gender Survey, the GGP Contextual Database can also be used for the analysis of data from other surveys or to study macro-developments. With its unique combination of features, this database could serve as a model for the development of contextual databases linked to other surveys. These features include the provision of harmonised national and sub-national regional time series of indicators in a dynamic web environment with innovative functionalities, such as metadata documentation by single data entry and automatic geocoding.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its series MPIDR Working Papers with number WP-2013-001.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Handle: RePEc:dem:wpaper:wp-2013-001

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Keywords: Europe; data banks; fertility; gender; generations;

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  1. Martin Spielauer, 2004. "The Generations and Gender Contextual Database: concepts and content," MPIDR Working Papers, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany WP-2004-026, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
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