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Record Linkage (SHARE-RV)

SHARE-RV: Linking German SHARE Survey Data with Administrative Records



SHARE-RV stands for the direct linkage of survey data of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) with administrative records of the German Pension Insurance (DRV). 

SHARE-RV is a project within the German subsample of SHARE which started as a pilot study in 2009 and is now integrated as a standard module of the German SHARE questionnaire. Upon respondents’ consent, the German Pension Insurance provides the administrative records which can be linked to the SHARE interviews of the same person. 

The combination of accurate administrative data and profound information about different aspects of the respondents’ lives in SHARE-RV provide a wide range of research possibilities.

The great advantage of SHARE-RV lies in the possibility to combine administrative data of the German Pension Insurance and contextual factors of the respondents. Hence, SHARE-RV enables the investigation of connections between various aspects of respondents´ lives and their working history or their socio-economic status in later life. In addition administrative data of persons living in the same household can be identified and analysed simultaneously. 

The Release 5.0.0 of the administrative data is available now. To get access to the administrative data, please register at the Data Research Center of the German Pension Insurance. After successful registration you will receive a dataset which can be linked easily to the SHARE survey data. If any problems regarding data access occur, please feel free to contact Imke Herold or Sabine Friedel.


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Citation of the dataset

Forschungsdatenzentrum der Rentenversicherung, Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik (2015). SHARE-RV. Release version: 5.0.0. SHARE-ERIC. Data set. DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.SHARE-RV.500


List of publications based on SHARE-RV

Börsch-Supan, Axel, Alt, Benedikt, Bucher-Koenen, Tabea (2015): Early retirement for the underprivileged? Using the record-linked SHARE-RV data to evaluate the most recent German pension reform. In: Börsch-Supan, Axel, Kneip, Thorsten, Litwin, Howard, Myck, Michal, Weber, Guglielmo (Hrsg.): Ageing in Europe - Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society, Berlin 2015, S. 267–278.

Czaplicki, Christin, Stern, Tobias (2016): Sozialstrukturelle Determinanten von Tabakkonsum im Alter. RVaktuell, 2/2016, Jahrgang 63, S. 39-46.

Czaplicki, Christin, Post, Julia Charlotte (2015): SHARE-RV: Neues Analysepotential für die Untersuchung des Zusammenhangs von Fertilität und Erwerbstätigkeit in den Lebensverläufen von Männern und Frauen. In: DGD - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie e. V. (Hrsg.): Das Potenzial amtlicher Daten für die demografische Forschung und die Familienforschung. DGD-Online-Publikation 01/2015, Bonn.

Czaplicki, Christin; Korbmacher, Julie (2010): SHARE-RV: Verknüpfung von Befragungsdaten des Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe mit administrativen Daten der Rentenversicherung, DRV-Schriften Band 55/2010, S. 28-37.

Korbmacher, Julie; Schröder, Mathis (2013): Consent when Linking Survey Data with Administrative Records: The Role of the Interviewer, Survey Research Methods, Vol. 7, 2 115-131.

Korbmacher, Julie; Czaplicki, Christin (2013): Linking SHARE Survey Data with Administrative Records: First Experiences from SHARE-Germany, Malter, Frederic und Börsch-Supan, Axel, SHARE Wave 4: Innovations & Methodology, München 47-53.

Mika, Tatjana, Czaplicki, Christin, Post, Julia C. (2016):Alterseinkommen von Müttern und kinderlosen Frauen im Haushaltskontext. RVaktuell 2016, S. 117-123.

Mika, Tatjana; Czaplicki, Christin (2010): SHARE-RV: Eine Datengrundlage für Analysen zu Alterssicherung, Gesundheit und Familie auf der Basis des Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe und der Daten der Deutschen Rentenversicherung, RVaktuell, 12/2010, S. 396-400.