The Nonmarital Childbearing Network

The Intersection Between Childbearing and Union Status

Harmonized Histories - Austria


The harmonized history of Austrian women is based on the Austrian Fertility and Family Survey (FFS) and its successor, the first wave of the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS). Both are nationally representative surveys. At the moment Austria is not in the data base but will be included when the date becomes available.

Contact person: Caroline Berghammer

The Austrian FFS was conducted between December 1995 and April 1996. It contains 6120 respondents, 4581 women and 1539 men, aged 20 to 54. The overall response rate is 72%.

Acknowledgments:
"The Austrian FFS was coordinated by the Austrian Institute for Family Studies. The fieldwork was conducted by INTEGRAL Markt- und Meinungsforschungsges.m.b.H. and mainly financed by the former Federal Ministry for Environment, Youth and Family."
For further information about the FFS, please see here.

The Austrian GGS was conducted between September 2008 and March 2009. It includes 5,000 respondents in total, of which 3,001 are women and 1,999 are men. They are aged 18-45. The overall response rate is 61%.

Acknowledgments:
The Austrian GGS was conducted by Statistics Austria with the financial support of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, the Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection. The international GGS templates (survey instruments, sample design) were adapted to the Austrian context by the Vienna Institute of Demography and the Austrian Institute for Family Studies. The Austrian Institute for Family Studies has also coordinated the Generations and Gender Programme for Austria.
For further information about the GGS, please see here.
For further information about the Austrian GGS, please see here.

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