Accessing 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. INED’s Nesstar server provides metadata on all Ined’s surveys, but also, for some of them, detailed information on the data 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.

Ordering INED data

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

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:

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 cover a wide range of subjects, including fertility, partnership, the transition to adulthood, economic activity and individual attitudes. Available data may be explored using the Data Analysis tool available online.

The contextual database contains information on general demographic and socioeconomic indicators, as well as on welfare state policies.


Institut national d’études démographiques

Surveys Service

Data provision : 

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