IRGGAInternational Research Group on Gender and Alcohol (University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND)
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Using the standard measures developed by IRGGA, researchers compared women's and men's drinking in 16 general population surveys from 10 countries: Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and the United States (Wilsnack et al.
Qualitative research in IRGGA has included a study in which members conducted in-depth interviews with women and men in six countries about their reactions to gender-related images in alcohol beverage advertisements, and a workshop on the use of qualitative methods in international gender and alcohol research.
In 1996 a subset of IRGGA members from European Union (EU) countries conducted a comparative study of women's and men's drinking patterns, and their acute and chronic consequences, in nine European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain (Scotland), Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.
Drawing on their experience in collaborative research, IRGGA members have designed a new international study, known as GENACIS (Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: An International Study).