In order to access the data, please review the information here.
Date: March 29th 2018
When using data from this dataset, please cite the dataset as follows:
Börsch-Supan, A. (2018). Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) Wave 6. Release version: 6.1.0. SHARE-ERIC. Data set. DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w6.610
Please also cite the following publications in addition to the SHARE acknowledgement:
Malter, F. and A. Börsch-Supan (Eds.) (2017). SHARE Wave 6: Panel innovations and collecting Dried Blood Spots. Munich: Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA).
Börsch-Supan, A., Brandt, M., Hunkler, C., Kneip, T., Korbmacher, J., Malter, F., Schaan, B., Stuck, S. and 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.
The fieldwork of the Sixth Wave of SHARE was completed in November 2015. For the second time after Wave 4, the scientific release of Wave 6 contains items on the respondents’ social network. The release also contains new generated variable modules like gv_children. Additionally, Croatia participated in SHARE Wave 6 for the first time. The following countries are part of the scientific release:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Slovenia.
Fieldwork outcomes are published in the SHARE Wave 6 Compliance Profiles. The Release Guide 6.0.0 contains important information for data usage. Both documents can be downloaded below.