Collecting and analyzing life course data in the European Social Survey (Round 3, 2006, 26 countries expected). Main questions:
- to what extent do citizens perceive the life course as a structured sequence of life stages, and which events mark the transition from one stage to the other?
- do social norms concerning the life course exist, and if so, to what extent are these norms backed by sanctions?
- what are the expectations and capacities of citizens concerning life course planning?
Coordination of development of European Social Survey questions about life course. Analysis of responses to these questions.
European Social Survey coordinator: Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University, London
Partners in developing the life course section:
Gunhild O. Hagestad, Agder University College, Norway
Aat C. Liefbroer, NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute), The Hague
Zsolt Spéder, Demographic Research Institute, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Data collection funded by the European Social Survey under the European Commission 6th Framework Programme.