Generations and Gender Survey 2020 Denmark Wave 1


The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) provides micro-level data with the aim of significantly improving the knowledge base for social science and policymaking in Europe and developed countries elsewhere. In Europe 2020, the European Union develops a strategy "to help us come out stronger from the crisis and turn the EU into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion". The economic crisis affects not only day-to-day decisions, but also fundamental choices at all stages of people's lives: marriage and childbearing, the combination of employment and caring responsibilities for the young and the old, retirement, housing, and ageing well. The GGS has been developed to provide scientists with high-quality data to contribute scientifically grounded answers to these key policy questions. Survey content focuses on intergenerational and gender relations between people, expressed in care arrangements and the organization of paid and unpaid work. Key feature of the survey are:

  • Cross-national comparability. In each country data is collected on the basis of a common international questionnaire and guidelines about the methodology. Data processing includes central harmonization of national datasets.
  • A broad age range. It includes respondents between the ages of 18 and 80.
  • A longitudinal design. It has a panel design, collecting information on the same persons at three-year intervals.
  • A large sample size. It has an average of 9,000 respondents per country at Wave 1.
  • A theory-driven and multidisciplinary questionnaire. It provides data for policy relevant research by demographers, economists, sociologists, social policy researchers, social psychologists and epidemiologists. The questionnaire is inspired by the theory of planned behavior.
  • Possibility to combine the survey data with macro data provided by the GGP Contextual Database. This combination enables analyses of individuals and families in their cultural, economic, political, social and policy contexts.
GGP ID Number


Transition to adulthood
Work-family balance
Gender relations
Intergenerational exchanges
Informal and formal care
Well-being and health
Economic activity
Geographical Coverage Description

Country of Denmark with other parts of the Danish realm (i.e., excluding Faroe Islands and Greenland)

Highest Level
Lowest Level
Place of birth at NUTS-2
Denmark (DNK)


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Authorization Sources


Kinds of Data
Survey data
Analysis Unit
Data Files

Data Collection

GGS 2020 Denmark Wave 1 en
Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
Mode of Data Collection

Computer, tablet, smartphone

Actions to Minimize Losses

Four reminders through official digital mail box, prices

1.Dealing with non-response 1.1 Screening NA 1.2. Refusal conversion NA 1.3. Incentives NA

  1. Tracking of sampled units 2.1. Respondent contact information Data stored by Statistics Denmark 2.2. Other contact information No 2.3. Cards No 2.4. Additional surveys No 2.5. Administrative records Statistics Denmark which holds all administrative records in Denmark conducted the survey.
Collection Situation
  1. Questionnaire localization 1.1. Validation The translation was validated in collaboration between NIDI (provided rough translation of categories, Statistics Denamrk, and ROCKWOOL Foundation 1.2. Pre-test Normal survey rules 1.3. Pilot No 1.4. Deviations from the baseline questionnaire Not specified 1.5. Interview length Not known 1.6. Breaks-off 2993 partly completed, 7275 fully completed

  2. Interviewers 2.1. Total interviewers: NA 2.2. Total interviewers in the field NA 2.3. Network Organization NA 2.4. Working arrangement of Interviewers NA 2.5. Payment of interviewers NA

  3. Interviewer training 3.1. General Interviewer training NA 3.2. Survey Specific training NA 3.3. Length of training NA 3.4. Control of Performance (i.e. testing) NA 3.5. Interviewer Survey NA

  4. Contact protocols 4.1. Advance Letter Information NA 4.2 Cold Contacts NA 4.3 Scheduling / scattering NA 4.4 Contact History NA 4.5 Min number of contacts NA 4.6 Max number of contact NA

  5. Noteworthy characteristics of the data collection situation NA

  6. Context Denmark had high survey usage as part of the official COVID-19 strategy, which likely produced some survey fatigue. See Andersen, Fallesen and Bruckner (2021 BMC Public Health) and Cardona, Andersen, Fallesen and Bruckner (2022 BMC Public Health) Until April 6t semi-full lockdown, from April 21 restaurants etc. re-opened, from May 21 lockdown fully lifted (except for night clubs)



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