YouthLife/CILCS Open Seminar: Using Data of the Generations and Gender Programme to Examine Cross-National Differences in the Transition to Parenthood

01/31/2022 - 16:00 - 17:30

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In the next open seminar of the TLU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies, Anne Gauthier and Judith Koops from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute will introduce the Generations and Gender Programme and describe how the data released by this social sciences infrastructure can be used to study the transition to adulthood.

Anne Gauthier will start with providing an introduction to the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) and an overview of the dataset and contextual data it releases. GGP provides users with open-access data sources of cross-nationally comparative surveys and contextual data. GGP provides scientists and policy makers with high quality data about families and life course trajectories of individuals to enable researchers to contribute insights and answers to current societal and public policy challenges.

Judith Koops will show practical examples of how cross-sectional data of the Generations and Gender Survey and the Harmonized Histories can be used to explore cross-national differences in the transition to parenthood. Attention will be paid to cross-national differences in the influence of the socio-economic status of the childhood family on transition to parenthood, with a particular focus on partner status at first birth.

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Prof. dr. Anne H. Gauthier is Director of the Generations and Gender Programme, located at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). Her academic passion lies in cross-national comparative research with a particular focus on family policies and fertility, transition to adulthood, and parenting and child well-being. She has been working on promoting comparative longitudinal study while also seeking ways to provide the research community with the best data to study the complexity of today’s family dynamics and life-course trajectories.

Dr. Judith C. Koops works as a researcher for the Generations and Gender Programme. Her research focuses on understanding inequality in partnership status at first birth in Europe and North-America. Within the GGP team she Coordinates the data preparation and is the task leader of the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud SSHOC project.

The series of open seminars is organized by the TLU Center of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life Studies (CILCS), funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund (ASTRA project "TLU TEE Tallinn University as a promoter of intelligent lifestyle"). In 2022, the seminars are co-organised by the consortium of YouthLife Project which has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952083.