Generations and Gender Survey Poland Wave 1 & Wave 2

Study

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Generations and Gender Survey Poland Wave 1 & Wave 2

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Alternate Title

GGS Poland Wave 1 & Wave 2

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Source

Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics

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Abstract

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.
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Completeness
WAVE 1 Data on 19,987 respondents of 20,000 interviewed were coded and stored in the database; 13 interviews contained some data inconsistencies which could not be corrected. WAVE 2 From 13,603 interviews collected data for 13,480 respondents were coded and stored in the database. The main reason of removing 123 interviews was that a respondent was likely different from a person interviewed in Wave 1, however, data inconsistencies impossible to correct also occured. The cases beloning to the new Polish W2 sample, which consists of 1186 interviews, have not been included in the harmonized Wave 2 datafile. These cases were asked a mixture of W1 and W2 questions.
StudyNumber
GGSW1.W2.26

PDF Documentation

Generations and Gender Survey Poland Wave 1 & Wave 2 - Documentation

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Related Materials

National website of GGS in Polish

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Related Materials

Poland_Questionnaire_W1_plk

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Related Materials

Poland_Questionnaire_W1_en

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Related Materials

Poland_Questionnaire_W2_plk

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Related Materials

Poland_Cards_W2_plk

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Related References

Polish country presentations at the GGP International Working Group Meetings

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Related References

The life of Poles: From leaving the parental home to retirement. Insights from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS-PL).

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Coverage

Keywords
Fertility, Partnership, Transition to adulthood, Work-family balance, Gender relations, Intergenerational exchanges, Informal and formal care, Well-being and health, Grandparenthood, Economic activity, Retirement
Geographical Coverage Description

The whole terrotory of Poland.

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Country
Poland

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey data
Analysis Unit
Individuals

Data Collection

Data Collection Date
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Mode of Data Collection

Method: Face-to-face Technique: PAPI

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Actions to Minimize Losses

WAVE 1 ACTIONS

  1. Dealing with nonresponse 1.1 Screening: No 1.2 Refusal conversion: As professional interviewers of the CSO they did not need special measures to be implemented. However, during the general training some attention was paid how to introduce sensitive questions (e.g. regarding fertility, partnership history) to respondents and which arguments might be used to persuade respondents their hesitations.

  2. Tracking of sampled units 2.1 Respondent contact information: Yes. Respondent's address, telephone number and e-mail were collected. 2.2 Other contact information: Yes, from the household members predominantly. 2.3 Cards: No. 2.4 Additional surveys: No 2.5 Administrative records: No

WAVE 2 ACTIONS

  1. Dealing with nonresponse 1.1 Screening: No 1.2 Refusal conversion: Some experience gained during Wave 1 by researchers and interviewers was used to discuss during the general training for Wave 2 how to approach sensitive questions.

  2. Tracking of sampled units 2.1 Respondent contact information: Yes. Respondent's address, telephone number and e-mail were collected. 2.2 Other contact information: Yes. Respondent's address, telephone number and e-mail were either collected or checked. 2.3 Cards: No. 2.4 Additional surveys: No 2.5 Administrative records: No

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Collection Situation

WAVE 1 DATA COLLECTION

  1. Interviewers 1.1 Total number of interviewers: NA 1.2 Number of interviewers in the field: NA 1.3 Network organization: Fieldwork coordinators designated by the Bureau of Research and Statistical Analyses which was responsible for the fieldwork. 1.4 Working arrangement of interviewers: Professional interviewers employed by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) and experienced in performing CSO surveys 1.5 Payment of interviewers: Paid per interview.

  2. Interviewer training 2.1 General interviewing: Coordinators of the field study and selected interviewers were already trained in general interviewing techniques: interviewing techniques, appointments taking and general knowledge on surveys carried out by CSO. 2.2 Survey specific: In July 2010, coordinators of fieldwork and selected regional trainers of CSO were trained in GGS specific issues. They were responsible to provide a GGS specific training of interviewers in each voivodship. 2.3 Length: 1 day + contacts during the pilot survey. The pilot survey report was prepared and sent to the coordinators. 2.4 Control of performance: Checking the full- filled questionnaires, FAQ was active during the fieldwork. 2.5 Interviewer survey: Yes. It included mainly questions concerning the conditions under which the interview was conducted (e.g., a way of filling in the questionnaire, a presence of other household members, their possible influence on answers received, a general attitude of a respondent).

  3. Contact protocols 3.1 Advance letter:Before a visit of an interviewer each household selected in the sample received a letter with a description of the study (content of the survey, being a part of the GGP, the agencies involved in the survey, the future use of the data, etc). The household was also invited to visit the project website (http://www.sgh.waw.pl/ggs-pl/) to find more information about the survey and the whole project. 3.2 Cold contacts: Face-to-face. 3.3 Scheduling / scattering: In the case of short-term absence of the selected respondent, the interview could have been postponed to the next date. In case of long term absence of the selected repondent, the interview could not be completed and this fact was classified as a non-response. 3.4 Contact history: No, the contact history was recorded only in case of the interview was run (or an attempt to run it). 3.5 Min number of contacts: 2 3.6 Max number of contacts: 4

  4. Questionnaire localization 4.1 Validation: Back translation 4.2 Pre-test: Survey rules used as usual: the first version of the questionnaire was tested in the pilot survey (carried out in August 2010) on a sample of 100 persons. After the interview, interviewers were completing a short survey on the quality of the interview. The data is available from ISD upon request. The ISD team members were under disposal of the regional survey coordinators. They were contacted either by phone or via e-mail. FAQ was active during the fieldwork.

WAVE 2 DATA COLLECTION

  1. Interviewers 1.1 Total number of interviewers: NA 1.2 Number of interviewers in the field: NA 1.3 Network organization: Fieldwork coordinators designated by the Bureau of Research and Statistical Analyses which was responsible for the fieldwork. 1.4 Working arrangement of interviewers: Professional interviewers employed by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) and experienced in performing CSO surveys. 1.5 Payment of interviewers: Paid per interview.

  2. Interviewer training:
    2.1 General interviewing: Coordinators of the field study and selected interviewers were already trained in general interviewing techniques: interviewing techniques, appointments taking and general knowledge on surveys carried out by CSO. 2.2 Survey specific: The fieldwork coordinators of CSO were already familiar with the GGS - in July 2014 they received detailed information on new aspects of Wave 2. They were responsible to provide GGS specific training of interviewers in each voivodship. 2.3 Length: NA 2.4 Control of performance: Checking the filled out of questionnaires, FAQ was active during the fieldwork. 2.5 Interviewer survey: Yes. It included mainly questions concerning the conditions under which the interview was conducted (e.g. a way of filling in the questionnaire, a presence of other household members, their possible influence on answers received, a general attitude of a respondent).

  3. Contact protocols 3.1 Advance letter: Before a visit of an interviewer each household selected in the sample received a letter with a description of the study (content of the survey, being a part of the GGP, the agencies involved in the survey, the future use of the data, etc). The household was also invited to visit the project website (http://www.sgh.waw.pl/ggs-pl/) to find more information about the survey and the whole project. 3.2 Cold contacts: Face-to-face. 3.3 Scheduling / scattering: In Wave 2 new possible reasons for non-interviewing came to place: the address did not exist anymore, the respondent left the household (here a new address was seeking by an interviewer), the respondent died, the household moved to another place. Therefore, beside the similar rules to contact the respondent as in Wave 1, additional rules were established to reduce attrition. 3.4 Contact history: No, the contact history was recorded only in case of the interview was run (or an attempt to run it). 3.5 & 3.6 Min and Max number of contacts: The rule to contact a respondent of Wave1 was extended: if a respondent/a household was not located at the Wave 1 address, the new address/a new location had to be established whenever possible. If a respondent moved to another place of residence in Poland, an attempt to contact him was recommended either by the same regional team of interviewers or by the new regional team.

  4. Questionnaire localization 4.1 Validation: Back translation 4.2 Pre-test: Interviews carried out in July 2014: the questionnaire of Wave 2 (respondents in the panel) was tested internally in selected regional statistical offices. The fieldwork coordinators of CSO were responsible for collecting all comments and doubts concerning the questionnaire. After discussing all comments both the survey questionnaire and the survey instruction were adjusted accordingly. After the interview, interviewers were completing a short survey on the quality of the interview. The data is available from ISD upon request. The ISD team members were under disposal of the regional survey coordinators. They were contacted either by phone or via e-mail. FAQ was active during the fieldwork.

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Methodology

Time Method

Panel

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Sampling Procedure

WAVE 1 SAMPLING PROCEDURE

  1. Sampling frame 1.1 Type of frame: Lists of geographical units i.e. dwellings list from the National Official Register of Territorial Division of the Country (TERYT). 1.2 Frame coverage: Total population of Poland. 1.3 Frame size: 3798 units of territorial division. 1.4 Level of units available: Dwellings.

  2. Sampling method 2.1 Sampling method type: Multistage. The sample has been drawn using a two-stage sampling design. The sample size for voivodeships was established using the square root method. In voivodeships stratified sampling was used. The stratas were: municipalities (gminas), cities or districts (e.g. in Warsaw). The first-stage sampling units (PSU) were enumeration census areas (about 4000), while at the second stage (SSU) dwellings were selected (on average five by each enumeration census area). 2.2 Sampling stage definition

  • PSU: Enumeration census areas of 2002 population census.
  • SSU: Dwellings.
  • TSU: NA. 2.3 Sampling stage size
  • PSU: 4,000.
  • SSU: 20,000.
  • TSU: NA. 2.4 Unit selection: Systematic Random Sampling. 2.5 Final stage unit selection: Simple Random Sampling (SRS). 2.6 Within household unit selection: Last birthday method. 2.7 Stratification: Implicit sampling stratification - the sampling frame included pre-specified strata: communes, cities and districts e.g. in the case of Warsaw 2.8 Sample size
  • Starting size sample: To guarantee the sample size of 20,000 individuals a main sample of 20,000 addresses and two additional samples of 20,000 addresses were designed. For each PSU three lists - with five addresses each - were prepared, one primary list - No. 1, and two reserve lists - No. 2 and 3. The exact rules of how to proceed to get a definite number of respondents was precisely described in the survey instruction.
  • Aimed total size at Wave 1: 20,000 respondents.
  • Aimed total size at Wave 3: no estimation 2.9 Estimated Non-response
  • Initial non-response: NA (see below).
  • Non response measures: Oversampling - a main sample and two additional samples were selected of 20,000 addresses each. In order to achieve the planned sample size, it was necessary to visit nearly 48,000 sampled addresses.
  • Within household non-response measures: None, the household was marked as a non-response.

WAVE 2 SAMPLING PROCEDURE

  1. Sampling frame 1.1 Type of frame: Dwellings list from the National Official Register of Territorial Division of the Country (TERYT). 1.2 Frame coverage: Total population of Poland 1.3 Frame size 1.4 Level of units available: Dwellings/households

  2. Sampling method 2.1 Sampling method type: Multistage - for the additional sample of persons aged 18-22. Dwellings for persons aged 18-22 were randomly drawn by use of a two-stage sampling design from LFS sample taking into account the information on age of the household members. 2.2 Sampling stage definition

  • PSU: Enumeration census areas of 2011 population census for the additional sample of persons aged 18-22.
  • SSU: Dwellings/households.
  • TSU: NA. 2.3 Sampling stage size
  • PSU: NA.
  • SSU: NA.
  • TSU: NA. 2.4 Unit selection: Systematic Random Sampling. 2.5 Final stage unit selection: Simple Random Sampling (SRS). 2.6 Within household unit selection: Last birthday method. 2.7 Stratification: Implicit sampling stratification - for the additional sample of person aged 18-22 2.8 Sample size
  • Starting size sample: Panel - the list of 19,987 addresses of Wave 1 respondents; New sample: 2,150 addresses of the primary sample and 2,219 addresses of the reserve sample for newly interviewed persons aged 18-22
  • Aimed total size: 15,000 respondents.
  • Aimed total size at Wave 3: no estimation. 2.9 Estimated Non-response
  • Non response measures: Oversampling of newly interviewed persons aged 18-22.
  • Within household non-response measures: None, the household was marked as a non-response.
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