SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Wave 4

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Axel Börsch-Supan - Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

Description:

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.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Axel Börsch-Supan - Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0150

Alternative title:

SHARE Wave 4

Purpose:

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

Description:

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.

Copyright:

Copyright © Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) 2012

Time period(s) investigated:

2010 — 2012

Geographic spread:

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

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

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Funding:

European Union

US National Institute on Aging

German Federal Ministry for Education and Research

Citation requirement:

This paper uses data from SHARE wave 4 release 1.1.1, as of March 28th 2013(DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w4.111). 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 www.share-project.org for a full list of funding institutions).

Börsch-Supan A., M. Brandt , H. Litwin and G. Weber (Eds). (2013). Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe: First results from SHARE after the economic crisis. Berlin: De Gruyter

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