The Nonmarital Childbearing Network

The Intersection Between Childbearing and Union Status

Harmonized Histories - Russia

The Russian harmonized history is based on Wave 1 of the Generations and Gender Survey, a panel survey that has been conducted for two of three waves. Wave 1 of this nationally representative survey conducted interviews with 4223 men and 7038 women aged 18-79 in June - August of 2004. The overall response rate was 44%, but comparisons show that the GGS is generally comparable with the Russian census in terms of major population characteristics (Houle and Shkolnikov 2005). The GGS has a very low response-rate (15%) in the largest urban areas of Russia - Moscow and St. Petersburg. Thus, the survey may not be representative of these major urban areas.

Contect person: Brienna Perelli-Harris

"The Russian GGS was conducted by the Independent Institute of Social Policy (Moscow) with the financial support of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany. The design and standard survey instruments of the GGS were adjusted to the Russian context by the Independent Institute of Social Policy (Moscow) and the Demoscope Independent Research Center (Moscow) in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany)."
For further information about the GGS, please see here.

Houle, R. and V. Shkolnikov (2005):
Low response rates in the cities of Moscow and Sankt-Peterburg and GGS-Census comparisons of basic distributions. Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

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