H. Expectations

H. Expectations module of AHEAD 1995

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D3786

Next I have some questions about how likely you think various events might be. When I ask a question I'd like for you to give me a number from 0 to 100, where "0" means that you think there is absolutely no chance, and "100" means that you think the event is absolutely sure to happen. Let's try an example together and start with the weather. What do you think are the chances that it will be sunny tomorrow? ("0" means 'a 0 percent chance of sunny weather.' "100" means 'a 100 percent chance of sunny weather.' And you can say any number from 0 to 100.) ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

NEXT I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW LIKELY YOU THINK VARIOUS EVENTS MIGHT BE. WHEN I ASK A QUESTION I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO GIVE ME A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100, WHERE "0" MEANS THAT YOU THINK THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE, AND "100" MEANS THAT YOU THINK THE EVENT IS ABSOLUTELY SURE TO HAPPEN. LET'S TRY AN EXAMPLE TOGETHER AND START WITH THE WEATHER. WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT IT WILL BE SUNNY TOMORROW? ("0" MEANS 'A 0 PERCENT CHANCE OF SUNNY WEATHER.' "100" MEANS 'A 100 PERCENT CHANCE OF SUNNY WEATHER.' AND YOU CAN SAY ANY NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100.)

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
D3787

What do you think are the chances that your income will keep up with inflation for the next five years? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOUR INCOME WILL KEEP UP WITH INFLATION FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
If R BIRTH YEAR > 1904 »
 
   
 
D3788

(Using a number from 0 to 100), what do you think are the chances ~IF R BIRTH YEAR EARLIER THAN 1909 that you will live to be at least 100? ~Else R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1909+ R BIRTH YEAR BEFORE 1914 that you will live to be at least 95? ~Else R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1914 + R BIRTH YEAR BEFORE 1919 that you will live to be at least 90? ~Else R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1919+ R BIRTH YEAR BEFORE 1924 that you will live to be at least 85? ~Else R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1924 that you will live to be at least 80? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

(USING A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100), WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES ~IF R BIRTH YEAR EARLIER THAN 1909 THAT YOU WILL LIVE TO BE AT LEAST 100? ~ELSE R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1909+ R BIRTH YEAR BEFORE 1914 THAT YOU WILL LIVE TO BE AT LEAST 95? ~ELSE R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1914 + R BIRTH YEAR BEFORE 1919 THAT YOU WILL LIVE TO BE AT LEAST 90? ~ELSE R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1919+ R BIRTH YEAR BEFORE 1924 THAT YOU WILL LIVE TO BE AT LEAST 85? ~ELSE R BIRTH YEAR ON OR AFTER 1924 THAT YOU WILL LIVE TO BE AT LEAST 80?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
   
D3789

What do you think are the chances that medical expenses will use up all your (and your Husband/Wife/Partner's) savings in the next five years? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT MEDICAL EXPENSES WILL USE UP ALL YOUR (AND YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER'S) SAVINGS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
If ( NOT includes NURSING HOME) »
 
   
 
D3792

Of course nobody wants to go to a nursing home, but sometimes it becomes necessary. What do you think are the chances that you will move to a nursing home in the next five years? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

OF COURSE NOBODY WANTS TO GO TO A NURSING HOME, BUT SOMETIMES IT BECOMES NECESSARY. WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU WILL MOVE TO A NURSING HOME IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
   
D3793

What do you think are the chances that you (or your Husband/Wife/Partner) will have to give major financial help to family members during the next 10 years? (You may use any number from zero through 100.) ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU (OR YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER) WILL HAVE TO GIVE MAJOR FINANCIAL HELP TO FAMILY MEMBERS DURING THE NEXT 10 YEARS? (YOU MAY USE ANY NUMBER FROM ZERO THROUGH 100.)

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
D3795

What do you think are the chances that you (or your Husband/Wife/Partner) will receive major financial help from family members during the next 10 years? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU (OR YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER) WILL RECEIVE MAJOR FINANCIAL HELP FROM FAMILY MEMBERS DURING THE NEXT 10 YEARS?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
D3796

(Using a number from 0 to 100), what do you think are the chances that you (or your Husband/Wife/Partner) will leave a financial inheritance? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

(USING A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100), WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU (OR YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER) WILL LEAVE A FINANCIAL INHERITANCE?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
If NOT (D3796 = 0 or D3796 = 998 or D3796 = 999) »
 
   
 
D3797

(Using a number from 0 to 100), what do you think are the chances that you (or your Husband/Wife/Partner) will leave an inheritance of at least $10,000? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

(USING A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100), WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU (OR YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER) WILL LEAVE AN INHERITANCE OF AT LEAST $10,000?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
   
 
D3798

(Using a number from 0 to 100), what do you think are the chances that you (or your Husband/Wife/Partner) will leave an inheritance of at least $100,000? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

(USING A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100), WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU (OR YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER) WILL LEAVE AN INHERITANCE OF AT LEAST $100,000?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
   
D3802

(Using a number from 0 to 100), what do you think are the chances that you will move in the next five years? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN

(USING A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 100), WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU WILL MOVE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 0-----10----20----30----40----50----60----70----80----90-----100 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
 
D3803

If you do move, would you probably move to a nursing home, to a retirement community where you could receive services, or just to a different house or apartment?

IF YOU DO MOVE, WOULD YOU PROBABLY MOVE TO A NURSING HOME, TO A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WHERE YOU COULD RECEIVE SERVICES, OR JUST TO A DIFFERENT HOUSE OR APARTMENT?
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D3804

Would you try to maintain a home of your own or would you move in with someone else?

WOULD YOU TRY TO MAINTAIN A HOME OF YOUR OWN OR WOULD YOU MOVE IN WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
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D3805

In your choice of where to live, would you try to live with, or closer to, a child of yours (or your Husband/Wife/Partner's)?

IN YOUR CHOICE OF WHERE TO LIVE, WOULD YOU TRY TO LIVE WITH, OR CLOSER TO, A CHILD OF YOURS (OR YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/PARTNER'S)?
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D3806M1

(Which child is that?) CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY

(WHICH CHILD IS THAT?) CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY
 
D3808

Do you have a spot reserved in some way, such as being on a waiting list for a (nursing home/retirement community)?

DO YOU HAVE A SPOT RESERVED IN SOME WAY, SUCH AS BEING ON A WAITING LIST FOR A (NURSING HOME/RETIREMENT COMMUNITY)?
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