News

Out now: Major Data Update - SHARE Release 5-0-0

This new release is a major data update of all waves released by SHARE so far (Waves 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)

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SHARE Newsletter No. 18

The use of SHARE data is increasing all over the world. Also the number of SHARE countries is...

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Methodological Workshop: Managing and Analysing SHARE Data

SHARE – Switzerland - September 5-6, 2016 - University of Lausanne

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Overview

 

 

The ratio of older people to total population is higher in Europe than on any other continent - and the phenomenon of population aging will continue well into this century. The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), whose first wave of data was collected in 2004, is the first study to examine the different ways in which people aged 50 and older live in twenty European countries from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and in Israel.

 

For a summary overview of SHARE, you can download the SHARE brochure.

 


 Countries participating in SHARE

 

 

Country wave field time overview

 

 

 

Overview of CAPI modules in SHARE (Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 4 & Wave 5)

Questionnaire Modules 

Examples

Coverscreen

Date of birth, gender, partner, household composition, interview date

Demographics

Education, marital status, country of birth & citizenship, parents & siblings

Physical Health

Self-rated health, diseases, weight & height, (I)ADL limitations [(instrumental) activities of daily living]

Behavioural Risks

Smoking & alcohol, nutrition, physical activity

Cognitive Function

Self- rated reading & writing skills, orientation, word list learning immediate & delayed recall, verbal fluency & numeracy

Mental Health

Hope, depression (EURO-D)

Health Care

Doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, forgone care, out of pocket payments

Employment and Pensions

Employment status, individual income sources (public benefits, pensions), job, work quality

Children

Number & demographics of children

Social Support

Help and care given and received

Financial Transfers

Money/gifts given and received

Housing

Owner (mortgages, loans & value), tenant (payments), type and features of building

Household Income

Income sources of all household members

Consumption

Expenditures for food, goods, services, ability to make ends meet

Assets

Bank and pension accounts, bonds, stock and funds, savings

Activities

Voluntary work, clubs, religious organizations, motivations, quality of life (CASP-12)

Expectations

Expected inheritances, life expectancy, future prospects

Interviewer Observations

Willingness to answer, understanding of questions, type of building, neighbourhood

New modules after Wave 1

Since Wave 2: End-of-Life

Reasons and circumstances of death

In Wave 4: Social Networks

Ego-centered network, contact, emotional closeness, geographical distance, satisfaction with network

In Wave 5: Computer & Internet

Use of computer & Internet, self-rated skills

In Wave 5: Childhood

Health and relative position during respondent’s childhood

 

Overview of objective physical measurements in SHARE

Performance measures

Wave 1 (2004/05)

Wave 2 (2006/07)

Wave 3 (2008/09)

Wave 4 (2010/11)

Wave 5   (2013)

Grip strength

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Lung strength (peak flow)

-

yes

-

yes

-

Walking speed

yes

yes

-

-

-

Chair stand

-

yes

-

-

yes

 

Overview of generated variable modules in SHARE

Generated modules

Wave 1 (2004/05)

Wave 2 (2006/07)

Wave 3 (2008/09)

Wave 4 (2010/11)

Wave 5   (2013)

Education - ISCED

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

Health

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

Housing & Region

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

Weights

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Imputations

yes

yes

-

yes

yes

Networks

-

-

-

yes

-

Occupation - ISCO/NACE

yes

-

-

-

-

Support & HH composition

yes

-

-

-

-

Alive or deceased

yes

yes

-

-

-

 

Overview of other data in SHARE

Data 

Description

Drop-Off questionnaires

Self-administered paper questionnaire after main interview
(Waves: 1,2,4,5)

Record Linkage

Link to administrative data (Waves: 3,4,5)

Job Episode Panel

Generated job history for life course analysis  (Wave 3)

EasySHARE

Generated panel data set for beginners (Waves: 1,2,4,5)

Interviewer Survey

Additional information about interviewers (Wave 5)