Data External Resource

GGP Contextual Database (former version)


The Generations and Gender Contextual Database (CDB) is part of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP).The Contextual Database gives easy and open access to comparable, aggregated contextual data which can be linked to the individual level data of the Generations and Gender Surveys. It contains demographic, economic, and policy indicators at the national level,and,wherever possible,at the regional level,for GGP countries as well as other countries in Europe and North America.

In addition to the CDB data, the website provides access to the Contextual Data Collection (CDC) providing detailed data for GGP member countries in STATA, SPSS and CSV formats.

Related papers:
Spielauer, M. (2004). The generations and gender contextual database: Concepts and content (No. WP-2004-026). Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. Available at:
Caporali, A. et al (2016). “The Contextual Database of the Generations and
Gender Programme: Concept, content, and
research examples.” Demographic Research, Vol. 35 – Art. 9, 229-252. Available at:

Type of Database

Contextual database

Type of Data