Accessing data

Ordering INED data

To order survey data available to the public, click on the tab “Commander des données” on the Réseau Quetelet website 

GGP access surveys

The Generation and Gender programme, begun in 2000 on the initiative of the Population Activities Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, is a European research infrastructure. GGP aims to improve our understanding of the various factors that affect intergenerational and gender relations. It encompasses national longitudinal surveys and an international contextual database. See

Generation and Gender Surveys have been conducted in 19 countries with a sample of approximately 10. 000 persons aged 18-79 years per country. They cover a wide range of subjects, including fertility, partnership, the transition to adulthood, economic activity and individual attitudes. Available data may be accessed with the help of the project’s “online guidelines for data user”.

The contextual database contains information on countries’ legal norms and regulations, social norms, measures of welfare state policies and institutions as well as general demographic, socioeconomic and cultural indicators.

Accessing ELFE survey data (Etude Longitudinale Française depuis l’Enfance)

ELFE is France’s first longitudinal, multi-theme survey to follow a sample of children from birth to adulthood (see There is a specific protocol for ordering ELFE data:

View INED surveys

Initially developed as part of a European research project, the Nesstar software programme (Networked Social Science Tools and Resources) is used today in most of the world’s data archiving centers. As explained above, INED’s Nesstar server provides detailed information on the data of certain surveys at several levels—questions, instructions to interviewers, filters, response categories and frequency distributions—while enabling users to do graphs, cross-sortings and linear regressions online.