The Life course, Generation and Gender study (LOGG)

The Life course, Generation and Gender study (LOGG) is a merging of two studies: (1) the international Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), which is part of the UN research program Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), and (2) the second wave of the Norwegian Life course, Ageing and Generation study (NorLAG). Both studies have a life course perspective. Life course studies, following individuals over time, seek to provide better knowledge about the consequences of long term demographic and social changes, and the mechanisms facilitating them. Consequently, such studies can provide a better foundation for policy makers to meet the challenges associated with family change and family behaviour. This do not only require high quality data, but also data easily available to researchers.

Research areas in LOGG:


Data collection took place in 2007 and 2008, and was carried out by Statistics Norway. Data collection included computer assisted telephone interview (CATI), postal questionnaire and information from public registers. LOGG’s gross sample consisted of 24,830 persons aged 18-79. 14,884 persons were interviewed (response rate 61%). Of these, 73% (10,801) answered the postal questionnaire. 

An easy-to-use version of the original LOGG data file is made as part of the research infrastructure project ’ACCESS Life Course Database’.

The LOGG easy- to-use file facilitates access to the data in the following manner:

The ‘ACCESS Life Course Database’ project is located and managed from NOVA in cooperation with Statistics Norway, and funded by the Research Council of Norway. You can read the newsletter of the ACCESS Life Course Infrastructure Project here. If you have any questions or comments regarding this data file, do not hesitate to contact, or check our website.

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