Vienna Institute of Demography Working Papers 2/2010
The 'Generations and Gender Survey (GGS)' is an important data source for studying the dynamics of families and family relationships, it was carried out in Austria in 2008/09. Additionally, the Austrian Academy of Sciences financed data collection among female scientists in Austria. In total, 247 women up to the age of 45 years who applied for a scholarship at the Austrian Academy of Sciences within the last ten years were interviewed the core GGS questionnaire as well as further questions related to scientific work. In this documentation, we inform about data collection, sample size and basic characteristics of the sample. Up to now, very little was known about the fertility behaviour of academic women in Austria, but also in other modern societies. The current sample - although very selective - will allow new insights in the fertility behaviour and in the family formation process of women working in the academic field.
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