The Generations and Gender Surveys (GGS) are the primary source of data. In addition, data from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS), the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), and the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) will be used. To examine intergenerational exchanges in “old” migrant families survey data from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study (NKPS), the Netherlands Longitudinal Lifecourse Study (NELLS), the French Passage à la Retraite des Immigrés (PRI) survey, and the German GGS will be pieced together. These analyses will be complemented with a new study among Polish migrants in the Netherlands. Applying novel and sophisticated methods, the project uses theoretically-informed and harmonized measures of welfare state provisions so that the impact of policies can be properly identified.

The data from the first wave of the Families of Poles in the Netherlands (FPN) survey are accessible via the DANS website to researchers affiliated with academic and (semi-)government organizations. To access the data click here.