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Health Interview Surveys
Aim of the Research Network

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a research infrastructure for studying the effects of health, social, economic and environmental policies over the life-course of European citizens and beyond. From 2004 until today, 530,000 in-depth interviews with 140,000 people aged 50 or older from 28 European countries and Israel have been conducted. Thus, SHARE is the largest pan-European social science panel study providing internationally comparable longitudinal micro data which allow insights in the fields of public health and socio-economic living conditions of European individuals.

Participating Institutions
28 countries :
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Umea Universitet Sweden
Väestöliitto, Finland Finland
Tallinn University Estonia Tallinn University
Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia Latvia
Vilnius University, Lithuania Lithuania
Warsaw School of Economics Poland
Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany
University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Denmark University of Sourther Denmark - Statens Institut of Folkesundhed (National Ins…
University of Utrecht, Netherlands Netherlands
Universiteit Antwerpen Belgium
LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economics Research) Luxembourg
Université Paris Dauphine, France France
Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI), Spain Spain
University of Minho, Portugal Portugal
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa Portugal
Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, Italy Italy
Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia Italy
University of Malta Malta
University of Lausanne, Switzerland Switzerland
Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz Austria
CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute), Czech Republic Czech Republic
University of Economics in Bratislava Slovakia
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary
University of Zagreb Croatia
Institute for Economic Research (IER), Slovenia Slovenia
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania Romania
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS) , Bulgaria Bulgaria
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece Greece
University of Cyprus Cyprus
The Hebrew University International
Data Sources

SHARE Special Data Sets

Information on how to access the data is available at 

Do you perform any activities related to COVID-19? (Data collection, analysis, Capacity Building, policy making)

Data from the SHARE Corona Survey together with SPLASH allow examining in-depth how the risk group of the older individuals is coping with the health-related and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19. 

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Updated on 19 July 2022