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GGP Contextual Database , CDB 

1. General description

    The GGP Contextual Database is part of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), coordinated by the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE). This programme consists of two main components, the Generations and Gender Programme survey, which collects information on the individual level, and the Contextual Database. The Contextual Database complements the Generations and Gender Programme survey by providing variables that measure the higher-level context of behaviour studied on the micro level, such as norms, regulations and policies. The database comprises the Contextual Database and the Contextual Data Collection. The Contextual Database provides aggregated and comparable data for a range of countries worldwide, whereas the Data Collection provides the original data collected for the Contextual Database and indicators that are not yet comparable among countries for twelve GGP countries. The GGP Contextual Database is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR).

    Here we focus on indicator data. For information on the microdata, see the GGP in our category 'Opinions Surveys' and 'Socio-economic surveys'. 

    For more information on indicator data related to other topics, see the GGP Contextual Database in the subcategories Social Care, Work and EmploymentDemographicsEconomy and TradeEducationFamiliesFinance: Taxes, Contributions and Expenditure and Health and Safety in our category 'Indicators & Statistics'. 

    For more information on the policy data, see the GGP Contextual Database in the subcategories Income and BenefitsSocial CareEducation and Health and Safety in our category 'Policies & Institutions'. 

2. Main topics

    • Contextual Database: 
    • Economy and social aspects: e.g. GDP per capita, Gini coefficient, at-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfer, poverty measurements
    • Labour and employment: e.g. average gross earnings, female and male wages
    • Child care: e.g. public expenditure on childcare services and pre-school (% of GDP)
    • Education: e.g. public and total expenditure (% of GDP and total government expenditure)
    • Health: e.g. public and total expenditure (% of GDP and total health expenditure)
    • Pension: e.g. public expenditure, pension beneficiaries
    • Tax and benefit: e.g. social protection expenditure, index of disposable income, value of tax and benefit transfers to a two-child family, expenditure on family allowances (% of GDP)
    • Demography: e.g. fertility rate, mean age at birth/first birth, childlessness, life expectancy, marriages, divorce rate, sex
    • Contextual Data Collection: 
    • Economy and social aspects: e.g. GDP per capita, annual GDP per capita growth (in %), Gini coefficient, household income deciles, poverty headcount ratio (of children, mothers, active population, elderly), at-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfer, poverty gap measurements
    • Labour and employment: e.g. average wage by economic activity, average gross earnings of a production worker, minimum monthly wage, average monthly wage, female and male wages, wage deciles
    • Pension: e.g. minium pension, public expenditure on pension (% GDP), recipients of cash benefits of a social protection scheme (disability, old age, survivors, unemployment), average monthly old age pension
    • Child care: e.g. public expenditure on childcare services and pre-school (% of GDP)
    • Tax benefits: e.g. social protection expenditure, index of disposable income, value of tax and benefit transfers to a two-child family, expenditure on family allowances (% of GDP)
    • Education: e.g. public and total expenditure (% of GDP and total government expenditure), fees and support for students in tertiary education
    • Health: e.g. public and total expenditure (% of GDP and total health expenditure)
    • Elderly: public expenditures (% of GDP)

    3. Data

    • Quantitative data
    • Macro-level data 
    • The overall time period is 1960-2010. Periods covered by the data differ highly per indicator. 

    4. Countries covered

    • Contextual Database: 59 countries worldwide
    • All countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan 
    • See GGP Contextual Database for an overview of the available indicators per country
    • Contextual Data Collection: 12 countries
    • All countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, and Russia

    5. Keyword search facility on website

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    6. Data access

      • Contextual Data Collection downloadable in Excel format for the twelve countries; from GGP Contextual Data Collection
      • Per country and topic
      • Free of charge, no registration required
      • Contextual Database accessible online; at GGP Contextual Database
      • Prefabricated tables downloadable in CSV format
      • Per country and topic
      • Free of charge, no registration required
      • Available indicators per country downloadable in Excel format; from GGP Contextual Database [direct link]
      • Free of charge, no registration required

      7. Additional information