Life-history data

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Life-history data are quantitative, retrospective and autobiographical data collected through event-history calendars. By mimicking the structure of our memories, these instruments can gather reliable information on different dimensions of the lifecourse. Life-history data enable the duration, timing and ordering of events to be brought to the foreground of analysis. Extending the scope of lifecourse research, life-history data make it possible to examine the long-term effects of past policies with more precision and detail.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2631630
JournalPublic Health Research and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2016


  • Life history
  • Methods
  • Life course


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