The generations and gender contextual database

Martin Spielauer, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

This contribution documents the framework, variables, technical realization, and the practical use of the Generations and Gender Contextual Database. The Contextual Database is an integral part of the international Generations and Gender Program. It is a comparative collection of around 200 contextual variables on the national and regional level for each participating country. The database is organized around 16 central topics closely linked to the program. Variables describe variations of context over time and among regions which are believed to have an impact on the behaviors and relations which constitute the key dependent variables of the survey. Data include statistical norms, legal norms and regulations, measures of welfare state policies and institutions as well as general economic and cultural indicators. Access to the CDB is free for the scientific community via internet.

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Presented in Session 59: Gender and generations