About project

The Contemporary Czech family project is part of international research programme Generations and Gender Programme (GGP). The research project GGP is a large research infrastructure from the are of social sciences, which provide extensive data sources about individuals, regions, and countries. This data is the important source of information for social sciences and social policy in Europe and other geographical locations. The GGP comprise two main parts - panel survey of individuals called Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and a contextual database of information about regions and countries.

All data from the questionnaires are anonymized and the identity of the respondents cannot be ascertained from them. The responses are depersonalized and then analyzed along with the responses of thousands of other participants. The data can only be used for research purposes by verified institutions and cannot be used for commercial purposes. You can find dozens of academic publications based on data from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) on our website. Learn more about data handling on the international GGP website.

Data collection in many countries

19 (mostly European) countries have participated in at least one wave of data collection of the GGS so far, and 14 have successfully implemented the panel design (the Czech Republic among others), interviewing the same respondents on at least two occasions.

Data access for researchers

The GGP has become a valued data source for demographers, sociologists, political scientists, economists, epidemiologists, and medical researchers, as well as for scholars from other disciplines. The GGP has more than 4,500 registered users of the GGS data. The user community continues to grow at a pace of 15 % per year. More than 1,300 publications based on GGP data are presently registered in the bibliography database. More about types of data and data access procedure can be found in the Data section.


The Czech Republic as a GGP participant

The Czech Republic was one of the first countries to become a part of the GGP. It initiated a panel survey in 2005 (with re-interviews in 2008).

The national team was then located at the Department of Demography and Geodemography at Charles University in Prague and the Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs. In 2016, the Czech national node moved to Masaryk University in Brno to strengthen the RI and increase its scope and dynamics, while some of the activities remained at the Charles University.

Data collection in 2021 and 2022 is carried out by the SC&C agency within project financed by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, ETA Programme.

Czech GGS COVID Pilot (2020-2021)

The data collection of the Czech GGS COVID Pilot study took place between December 2020 and February 2021. The sample consisted of more than 1,300 respondents. The same respondents were invited to participate in the follow-up, which took place in April 2021. 1,187 respondents participated in the follow-up study.

Citations and DOI numbers

Kreidl, M., Šťastná, A., Kocourková, J., Hamanová, J., Zvoníček, T., Slabá, J., Beaupré, P., Jablonski, W., Koops, J., Rijken, A., & Sturm, N. (2021). Czech Harmonized Generations and Gender Survey-II Pilot (Version 0.3) [Data set]. Consortium of Masaryk university, Charles university, Research institute for labour and social affairs, and the SC&C survey agency. https://doi.org/10.57865/4W5V-3K95

Kreidl, M., Šťastná, A., Kocourková, J., Dzúrová, D., Hamanová, J., Zvoníček, T., & Slabá, J. (2021). Czech GGS COVID Pilot – a Follow-up study (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Consortium of Masaryk university and Charles university. https://doi.org/10.57865/K867-AH67

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