Generations and Gender Programme: A Research Infrastructure For Analyzing Relationships over the Life-Course

A.H. Gauthier, T. Emery

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    The GGP is a cross-national research infrastructure that was established in 2001and which aims at understanding how the lives of individuals evolve over thewhole life course, from young adulthood to older ages (more information canbe found on our website: It furthermore aims at understanding the ways in which various factors, such as public policy, affect family lifeincluding the relationships between generations and between genders. It is aresearch infrastructure built on the principle of open access. It provides comparable micro-level data from 19 countries as well as related contextual data. In this paper, we first provide an overview of the GGP including its key features (i.e. what is the GGP?) and its capabilities (i.e. why do we need a GGP?). We then provide examples of some of its scientific accomplishments as well as its potential in terms of answering emerging research questions. We then discuss the way forward including our strategic plan through to 2020.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFacing the Future: European Research Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    PublisherSCIVERO Verlag
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-944417-03-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Generations and Gender Programme
    • relationship
    • life course

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