FReDA - Family Research and Demographic Analysis

Team: Dr. Tobias Gummer, Dr. Pablo Christmann, et al.
Leader: Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf, Dr. Tobias Gummer
Scientific unit: Abteilung Dauerbeobachtung der Gesellschaft (DBG)


“FReDA – The family demographic panel” will be conducted in close cooperation of the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and the pairfam consortium. This infrastructure will incorporate the Gender & Generations Programme (GGP) and pairfam in Germany. Half-annual re-interviews of persons aged 18 to 49 years and their partners are at the center of FReDA. This is aimed to enable data users to answer a multitude of research questions in the areas of demographic, family sociology, and family psychology.


01.01.2020 – 31.12.2024

Sponsored by



  • Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (Prof. Dr. Norbert Schneider, PD Dr. Martin Bjuard)
  • pairfam-Konsortium (Prof. Dr. Karsten Hank, Prof. Dr. Franz Neyer)