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The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Programme: Concept, content, and research examples
Institut National D'Études Démographiques.
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Demography Unit)
University of Cologne.
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2016 (English)In: Demographic Research, ISSN 1435-9871, Vol. 35, 229-252 p., 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Differences in demographic behaviours across countries and subnational regions have stimulated interest in studying the relationships between individual characteristics and the contexts in which individuals are embedded. Analytical approaches that include contextual indicators in statistical analyses of demographic behaviour need well-documented comparative data at the national and the subnational regional level. The Contextual Database (CDB) of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP; http://www.ggp-i.org/data/ggp-contextual-database) supports such analyses by providing comparative data on demographic and socio-economic contexts in up to 60 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. This paper presents conceptual considerations and an overview of the content and the functionality of the CDB. Research examples illustrate how data from this database can increase the analytical potential of demographic analyses.

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2016. Vol. 35, 229-252 p., 9
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-133804DOI: DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2016.35.9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-133804DiVA: diva2:971449
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2016-09-16

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