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The Cologne High School Panel (CHisP)

The Cologne High School Panel (CHisP) is a longitudinal study which, based on a survey of 3240 former high school students aged 15-16, their parents and teachers in 1969/1970, collects information about the life course and specific attitudes of the former students in four follow-up surveys to date. Each survey also has a special focus on the current position in life.

The planning of the fourth follow-up survey of the now approximately 66-year old study participants started in 2018 and is intended to update the questionnaire, to examine to what extent the retirement planning has been realized, to what extent the identity is maintained in midlife and whether a new identity is formed for retirement. In 2019/2020, 1013 interviews were conducted as part of the fourth re-survey.

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