SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Wave 1

This study is part of the collection SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe


SND-ID: EXT 0147

Alternative title:

SHARE Wave 1


The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe seeks to analyse the process of population ageing in depth.


SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database. It provides micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of thousands individuals aged 50 or over and their (younger) partners.

Time period(s) investigated:

2004 — 2006

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Israel

Geographic description: 12 European countries (including Israel)

Lowest geographic unit:


Highest geographic unit:


Unit of analysis:


Individuals aged 50 years or over and their (younger) partners having their regular domicile in the respective SHARE country

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random


European Union

US National Institute on Aging

German Federal Ministry for Education and Research

Citation requirement:

This paper uses data from SHARE wave 1 and 2 release 2.6.0, as of November 29 2013 (DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w1.260 and 10.6103/SHARE.w2.260). The SHARE data collection has been primarily funded by the European Commission through the 5th Framework Programme (project QLK6-CT-2001-00360 in the thematic programme Quality of Life), through the 6th Framework Programme (projects SHARE-I3, RII-CT-2006-062193, COMPARE, CIT5- CT-2005-028857, and SHARELIFE, CIT4-CT-2006-028812) and through the 7th Framework Programme (SHARE-PREP, N° 211909, SHARE-LEAP, N° 227822 and SHARE M4, N° 261982). Additional funding from the U.S. National Institute on Aging (U01 AG09740-13S2, P01 AG005842, P01 AG08291, P30 AG12815, R21 AG025169, Y1-AG-4553-01, IAG BSR06-11 and OGHA 04-064) and the German Ministry of Education and Research as well as from various national sources is gratefully acknowledged (see for a full list of funding institutions).

Börsch-Supan, A., A. Brugiavini, H. Jürges, J. Mackenbach, J. Siegrist and G. Weber. (2005). Health, ageing and retirement in Europe – First results from the Su

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