The Swedish Generations and Gender Survey is finally public!

The Swedish GGS was carried out by means of telephone interviews and follow-up postal or online questionnaires during 2012 and 2013. Some data were collected through population registers. A target population of 18,000 individuals aged 18-79 years produced 9,688 respondents (response rate 54%). 6,830 respondents also filled out the postal / online follow-up questionnaire. The field work was carried out by Statistics Sweden’s Survey Unit. An aggregated version of the Swedish GGS is available through the Generations and Gender Programme website at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute: This link also provides access to similar data from 18 other countries. In this version of the Swedish GGS a number of variables have been aggregated or dropped. The full version of the survey is available to researchers at the Stockholm University Demography Unit and the Ageing Research Centre, Karolinska institutet, through Statistics Sweden’s Micro-Online Access system (contact: Helen Eriksson at the Demography Unit). Restrictions to use are due to legal constraints.


The Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2015: 16 provides the full questionnaires in English translation for the Swedish Generations and Gender Survey.