Encyclopedia of Geropsychology

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Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

  • Axel Börsch-SupanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_243-1

Overview

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a unique multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of ex ante harmonized microdata on health, socioeconomic status, and social and family networks covering most of the European Union and Israel. To date, SHARE has collected five waves of data in 2-year intervals since 2004, including current living circumstances and retrospective life histories. A sixth wave is currently (2015) in the field. Four additional waves are planned until 2024.

More than 230,000 interviews conducted so far give a broad picture of life after age 50, measuring physical and mental health, both objectively and subjectively; economic and noneconomic activities, income, and wealth by sources; intergenerational transfers of time and money within and outside of the family; as well as life satisfaction and well-being. The data are available to the scientific community free of charge at www.share-project.org after registration.

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Keywords

Social Support Variable Average Retention Rate Societal Aging Retrospective Life History European Union Data Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Munich Center for the Economics of AgingMax-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social PolicyMunichGermany