Generation and Gender Project (GGP)

INED contributes to the international Generations and Gender Programme, a major infrastructure for social science research in Europe

The international Generations and Gender Programme or GGP aims to improve our understanding of how family life and intergenerational relations are organised differently by economic situation, state involvement and support, and the value system of each country.

Launched by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the programme is today coordinated by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (Nidi). It receives support from the infrastructure programme of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FPRTD).

Through a series of national surveys called the Generations and Gender Surveys (GGS), socio-demographic data on the population of each participant country is collected and analysed. These longitudinal data should make it possible to assess the dynamics of demographic behaviour throughout Europe. A set of contextual data for each country is also available. The programme constitutes a major infrastructure for social science research in Europe.

INED has been active in GGS construction at several stages, from questionnaire design to making survey data available to the research community. The Institute (together with INSEE and numerous financial partners) has also organised and conducted the French version of the GGS survey, Erfi (Etude des Relations Familiales et Intergénérationnelles).