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SHARE User Conference 2019 in Budapest, Hungary

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The Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) will hold its 6th User Conference jointly with the Budapest Pension Seminar in Budapest, Hungary, on 19-20 September 2019. The conference theme is

Understanding Ageing Societies.

Demographic change is and will remain to be one of the major challenges for European societies. The SHARE survey data is a unique tool to explore, describe and understand ageing and the lives of people in ageing societies from an international perspective and by involving researchers from different scientific fields.

We invite papers using SHARE data on all research areas covered in SHARE, ranging from Health, to Work and Retirement, Pensions, Income and Wealth, Health care, Family and Social Networks, to Survey Methodology. We explicitly invite contributions that make use of the longitudinal dimension of the SHARE data, combine SHARE data with data from an associated study (ELSA, HRS, JSTAR, CHARLS, etc.), or highlight recent findings of SHARE. The joint conference aims at bringing SHARE users from multiple disciplines and countries together to discuss ongoing research projects.

Please submit your proposal, an extended abstract of 1000 words max (plus figures/tables) to

The abstract should include information about the research question, variables used, type of empirical analysis, and main results. Please indicate if your research project is at an early stage (work in progress) or advanced stage (close to journal submission or under review). Formats of the conference will be oral presentations and science briefs.

The deadline for submission is 23 April 2019. All submissions are subject to peer review by the scientific committee. Authors will be notified by 1 June 2019. Registration is then open until 15 July 2019. There will be no conference fee; however, travel and accommodation should be covered by the participants themselves.

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Download the Call for Papers here.

Visit the conference website here.