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Wave 4

DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w4.600

In order to access the data, please review the information here.


Release: 6.0.0

Date: March 31st 2017



When using data from this dataset, please cite the dataset as follows:

Börsch-Supan, A. (2017). Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) Wave 4. Release version: 6.0.0. SHARE-ERIC. Data set. DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w4.600

Please also cite the following publications in addition to the SHARE acknowledgement:

-          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.

-          Malter, F., Börsch-Supan, A.(Eds.) (2013). SHARE Wave 4: Innovations & Methodology. Munich: MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

-          Börsch-Supan, A., Brandt, M., Hunkler, C., Kneip, T., Korbmacher, J., Malter, F., Schaan, B., Stuck, S., Zuber, S. (2013). Data Resource Profile: The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). International Journal of Epidemiology DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt088.



In 2010, Estonia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia joined SHARE Wave 4, which is the third regular panel wave of the survey following the SHARELIFE life history questionnaire. The scientific use file will be released in November 2012, including a brand new social network module based on a name generator approach – making SHARE the very first international survey to provide social network information in a detailed and comparative way.


Further information

SHARE Release Guide 5.0.0 (PDF)

Questionnaires Wave 4

Compliance Profile Wave 4

FAQs about the SHARE dataset