SHARE Release 7.0.0 includes the first Release of Wave 7 data. Eight new countries joined SHARE in Wave 7: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Romania and Slovakia.
The data collection in Wave 7 focused on respondents’ life histories (SHARELIFE). Every respondent who has not participated in SHARELIFE in Wave 3 completed a life history interview. Respondents who already participated in SHARELIFE in wave 3 completed a regular SHARE interview. A new feature of the Wave 7 questionnaire is the inclusion of the Big-5 personality traits. In addition, the new SHARE Release 7.0.0 comes with a compatible update of all previous SHARE waves (1-6).
We also provide an updated version of the Job Episodes Panel that comprises SHARELIFE respondents of Wave 3 and Wave 7. An updated version is also available for easySHARE, our dataset for student training and for researchers with little experience in quantitative analyses of complex survey data.