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Waves Overview

Country wave field time overview Wave 1 - Wave 6

 

Overview of CAPI modules in SHARE (Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 4, Wave 5 & Wave 6)

 

Questionnaire Modules 

Examples

Coverscreen

Date of birth, gender, partner, household composition, interview date

Demographics

Education, marital status, country of birth & citizenship, parents & siblings

Physical Health

Self-rated health, diseases, weight & height, (I)ADL limitations [(instrumental) activities of daily living]

Behavioural Risks

Smoking & alcohol, nutrition, physical activity

Cognitive Function

Self- rated reading & writing skills, orientation, word list learning immediate & delayed recall, verbal fluency & numeracy

Mental Health

Hope, depression (EURO-D)

Health Care

Doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, forgone care, out of pocket payments

Employment and Pensions

Employment status, individual income sources (public benefits, pensions), job, work quality

Children

Number & demographics of children

Social Support

Help and care given and received

Financial Transfers

Money/gifts given and received

Housing

Owner (mortgages, loans & value), tenant (payments), type and features of building

Household Income

Income sources of all household members

Consumption

Expenditures for food, goods, services, ability to make ends meet

Assets

Bank and pension accounts, bonds, stock and funds, savings

Activities

Voluntary work, clubs, religious organizations, motivations, quality of life (CASP-12)

Expectations

Expected inheritances, life expectancy, future prospects

Interviewer Observations

Willingness to answer, understanding of questions, type of building, neighbourhood

New modules after Wave 1

Since Wave 2: End-of-Life

Reasons and circumstances of death

In Wave 4: Social Networks

Ego-centered network, contact, emotional closeness, geographical distance, satisfaction with network

In Wave 5: Computer & Internet

Use of computer & Internet, self-rated skills

In Wave 5: Childhood

In Wave 6: Biomarker

Health and relative position during respondent’s childhood

Dried Blood Spots (DBS)

 

Overview of special questionnaire modules in SHARE
 

Special Questionnaire Modules

Description

End-of-Life Interview (xt module)

Proxy interview conducted either in person or by phone (Waves: 2,3,4,5,6)

All Waves Coverscreen

Generated panel coverscreen to monitor household composition & participation etc.  (Waves: 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Longitudinal Weights

Generated subset of panel weights (Waves: 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Technical Variables

Variables used for the routing of the questionnaire (Waves: 1,2,4,5,6)

Drop-Off questionnaires

Self-administered paper questionnaire after main interview  (Waves: 1,2,4,5,6)

Vignettes

Self-administered paper questionnaire after main interview  (Waves: 1,2)

 

Overview of objective physical measurements in SHARE

 

 

 

Wave 1 (2004/05)

Wave 2 (2006/07)

Wave 3 (2008/09)

Wave 4 (2010/11)

Wave 5 (2012/13)

Wave 6 (2014/15)

Biomeasures

Performance measures

 

 

 

Grip strength

yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

Lung strength (peak flow)

 

 yes

 

 yes

 

 yes

Walking speed

 yes

 yes

 

 

 

 

Chair stand

 

 yes

 

 

 yes

 

Physical measures

 

weight (self reported)

 yes

 yes

 

 yes

 yes

 yes

height (self reported)

 yes

 yes

 

 yes

 yes

 yes

Biomarkers

 

Dried Blood spots analyses

 

 

 

 

 

yes*

 

 

 

 

 

* = not in all SHARE countries

 

 

Overview of generated variable modules in SHARE

 

Generated modules

Wave 1 (2004/05)

Wave 2 (2006/07)

Wave 3 (2008/09)

Wave 4 (2010/11)

Wave 5   (2013)

Wave 6      (2015)

Allwaves Coverscreen

Cross-wave module

 

Exchange Rates

Cross-wave module

 

Linkage (only Germany)

Cross-wave module

 

Education - ISCED

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

yes

Health

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

yes

Housing & Region

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

yes

Weights – cross-sectional & longitudinal

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Imputations

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

yes

Networks

-

-

-

yes

-

yes

Social Security Wealth

-

-

-

yes

-

-

Occupation - ISCO/NACE

yes

-

-

-

-

-

Deprivation

-

-

-

-

yes

-

 

 

Overview of special SHARE datasets

 

Special Datasets 

Description

easySHARE

Generated panel dataset for beginners (Waves: 1,2,4,5,6)

  Record Linkage

  Link to administrative data (Waves: 3,4,5,6)

Interviewer Survey

Additional information about interviewers (Wave 5)

Job Episodes Panel

Generated job history for life course analysis  (Wave 3)

Biomarker

Collection of dried blood spots in twelve SHARE countries (Wave 6)