Making Plans

  • Mariann MärtsinEmail author
Part of the Sociocultural Psychology of the Lifecourse book series (SPL)


This chapter focuses on the theme of planning. While the idea of being oriented towards the future runs through all the chapters and all the case studies in this book, this chapter considers the unique challenges that the experience of repeated mobility creates for future planning. The two case studies discussed in this chapter show how the challenges of future planning become particularly pronounced for those young adults who live their lives on the move. Furthermore, they offer an opportunity to examine the tensions related to the pairing of transition into adulthood with repeated mobility in terms of settling down and imaging one’s own family.


Repeated mobility Being on the move Future-orientation Making plans Life-goals Transition to adulthood 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Natural Sciences and HealthTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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