Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Gender and Generations Survey (GGS)
Gender and Generations Survey (GGS)

Topic
Public Attitudes towards Older Age
Intergenerational Relationships
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
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Contact information

Norbert Neuwirth, Austrian Institute for Family Studies
Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna (Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung, Universität Wien (ÖIF)); Austria: In collaboration with the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) and implemented by Statistik Austria
Grillparzerstraße 7/9
1010 Vienna
Austria
Phone: +431427748901
Email: ggp(at)oif.ac.at
Url: Aggregate data: http://www.ggp-i.org/contextual-database.html
Microdata (registration): http://www.ggp-i.org/data/data-access.html

Timeliness, transparency

Data for the first wave of the survey collected in 2008/2009; Aggregate and microdata available via online portal in 2010. According to the GGP Austria website, data for the second wave, collected in 2012/2013, should be available in 2014.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample


Longitudinal (3 waves)

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample


Longitudinal (3 waves)

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data


Free access to microdata for researchers upon request and registration on the GGP website: http://www.ggp-i.org/create-an-account.html

Conditions of access


Anonymised microdata


Aggregate and Microdata available through internet portal


Data is available in English.

Access to data


Free access to microdata for researchers upon request and registration on the GGP website: http://www.ggp-i.org/create-an-account.html

Conditions of access


Anonymised microdata


Aggregate and Microdata available through internet portal


Data is available in English.


Coverage


The survey has been carried out in 2008/2009, 2012/2013, 2016/2017 (projected). In 2008, 5,000 individuals constituted the sample. The sample data for 2012/2013 is not yet available.


2008


Austrian resident population (Microcensus, Central Registry)


By state (Bundesland)


2008/2009: 18-44


Representative of target group (Persons between 18-44 living in private households)


Data collected on socioeconomic information about participants (education, occupation, income), information about partnerships and fertility history, attitudes and values of individuals with regard to family and relationships Corresponds to Intergenerational Relationships, Public Attitudes towards Ageing and Wellbeing Topics


• Berghammer, C. "Family life trajectories and religiosity in Austria". European Sociological Review 28 (1) (2012): 127-144. • Wernhart, G., & Kaindl, M. "The Benefits of Grandparents for their Children and Grandchildren: Personal and Financial Assistance from the Perspective of Grandparents and Adult Children" (Die Leistungen der Großeltern für ihre Kinder und Enkelkinder: Persönliche und finanzielle Hilfe von Großeltern aus Sicht der Großeltern und der erwachsenen Kinder). Working Paper by the Austrian Institute for Family Studies (ÖIF) (2012).

Coverage


The survey has been carried out in 2008/2009, 2012/2013, 2016/2017 (projected). In 2008, 5,000 individuals constituted the sample. The sample data for 2012/2013 is not yet available.


2008


Austrian resident population (Microcensus, Central Registry)


By state (Bundesland)


2008/2009: 18-44


Representative of target group (Persons between 18-44 living in private households)


Data collected on socioeconomic information about participants (education, occupation, income), information about partnerships and fertility history, attitudes and values of individuals with regard to family and relationships Corresponds to Intergenerational Relationships, Public Attitudes towards Ageing and Wellbeing Topics


• Berghammer, C. "Family life trajectories and religiosity in Austria". European Sociological Review 28 (1) (2012): 127-144. • Wernhart, G., & Kaindl, M. "The Benefits of Grandparents for their Children and Grandchildren: Personal and Financial Assistance from the Perspective of Grandparents and Adult Children" (Die Leistungen der Großeltern für ihre Kinder und Enkelkinder: Persönliche und finanzielle Hilfe von Großeltern aus Sicht der Großeltern und der erwachsenen Kinder). Working Paper by the Austrian Institute for Family Studies (ÖIF) (2012).


Linkage


ISCED, ISCO


Linked to other participating countries (15); possibility of linkage to Microcensus

Linkage


ISCED, ISCO


Linked to other participating countries (15); possibility of linkage to Microcensus


Data quality


No entry errors reported


No breaks reported


Interviewers are required to complete training before going into the field to ensure familiarity and consistency in terminology and coding. No inconsistencies reported

Data quality


No entry errors reported


No breaks reported


Interviewers are required to complete training before going into the field to ensure familiarity and consistency in terminology and coding. No inconsistencies reported


Applicability


Strengths: This survey is part of the harmonised multi-country Generations and Gender Program (GGP), which makes it possible for international comparisons. Weaknesses: To date, Austria's version of the Gender and Generations Survey (GGS) has covered only some of the themes included in the original GGP designed survey (Austrian GGS focused on fertility, family planning, and household characteristics, and has not included measures on intergenerational and gender-specific relationships; the composition of the household and physical living conditions; division of labor in the household, social networks; private and public financial aid services; mobility and health).

Applicability


Strengths: This survey is part of the harmonised multi-country Generations and Gender Program (GGP), which makes it possible for international comparisons. Weaknesses: To date, Austria's version of the Gender and Generations Survey (GGS) has covered only some of the themes included in the original GGP designed survey (Austrian GGS focused on fertility, family planning, and household characteristics, and has not included measures on intergenerational and gender-specific relationships; the composition of the household and physical living conditions; division of labor in the household, social networks; private and public financial aid services; mobility and health).


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)