This article introduces the evolution, framework, objectives, and design of the new data infrastructure “FReDA – The German Family-Demographic Panel Study. Data accessibility, organization, and future perspectives of the data infrastructure are described and discussed in the paper’s conclusions:
Schneider, Bujard, Wolf, Gummer, Hank, Neyer: Family Research and Demographic Analysis (FReDA): Evolution, Framework, Objectives, and Design of "The German Family- Demographic Panel Stud, https://doi.org/10.12765/CPoS-2021-06
Freda has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since 2020. This panel study is conducted in close cooperation by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and the pairfam consortium. FReDA is rooted in the Generation and Gender Survey (GGS) and the German Family Panel (pairfam). FReDA was initiated to facilitate research on family and demography by providing a comprehensive panel study allowing for international comparisons as well as dyadic analyses through a multi-actor design.