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Wave 8


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


Release: 8.0.0

Date: 10th  February 2022



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

Börsch-Supan, A. (2022). Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) Wave 8. Release version: 8.0.0. SHARE-ERIC. Data set. DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w8.800

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



The fieldwork of the 8th Wave of SHARE started in October 2019 and was interrupted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fieldwork had to be suspended in all participating countries in March 2020. As a reaction, SHARE developed a specific questionnaire covering the same topics as the regular SHARE questionnaire - but considerably shortened and targeted to the living situation of people aged 50 and above during the pandemic. Further information on this “SHARE Corona Survey” is available here.

Release 8.0.0 of the regular Wave 8 CAPI data covers for the third time after Waves 4 and 6 the items on the respondents’ social network. Additionally, new modules on saving regrets (SR module) and time expenditure (TE module) were introduced in Wave 8. For the first time, SHARE also contains accelerometer data measuring respondents’ physical activity in a subset of countries.


Further information

SHARE Release Guide 8.0.0 (PDF)

Questionnaires Wave 8

FAQs about the SHARE dataset


Please find information on old releases below:







Wave 8




23rd June 2021