Harmonized Histories … an Easy to Use Dataset for Family Demographers

Judith C. Koops , Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

The Harmonized Histories is an international comparative dataset, created through harmonizing data from existing surveys into one common format. The aim of the Harmonized Histories is to facilitate cross-national research on topics related with family formation and transition to adulthood. The dataset includes fertility and partnership histories, organized in a way that makes it well suited for event history analysis. In addition it captures socio-economic status, place of residence, and information on the childhood family (e.g. parental divorce, number of siblings). The Harmonized Histories currently contains information of more than 20 countries situated in Europe and North- and South America. The poster provides information on the variables included, for which countries data is available, how the data can be accessed etc.

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 Presented in Session P3. Poster Session Migration, Economics, Environment, Methods, History and Policy