Future Life Events

Short Description: Many life events do not happen out of the blue but can be anticipated beforehand. To investigate these kinds of anticipation effects, participants were asked to indicate how likely it was that different events would occur in the next 12 months. Events from various life domains (e.g., family, work, mobility) were included.

Methodological Details: Participants were asked to estimate the probability of 20 specified events happening in the next 12 months, on a scale from 1 (“very unlikely”) to 4 (“very likely”). Examples of the events include “divorce”, “death of a close relative”, and “promotion by the current employer”.

Contact

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Julia Zimmermann, University of Hagen [E-Mail], Maike Luhmann, Ruhr University Bochum [E-Mail]

2014

~5900

inno

leb09, leb17, leb11, leb12, leb16, leb18, leb10, leb02, leb13, leb14, leb05, im_fle, leb15, leb01, leb20, leb03, leb19, leb07, leb08, leb04, leb06

04/2017