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Memorandum of Understanding between CERIC and SHARE strengthens research

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on 25th October 2016 between the two European Research...


SHARE Newsletter No. 19

We are very happy to integrate eight new countries into SHARE: In the new edition of our...


Add On for SHARE Release 5.0.0 available

Harmonised net income measures in SHARE Wave 1


Wave 4

DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w4.500

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


Release: 5.0.0

Date: May 10th 2016



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

Börsch-Supan, A. (2016). Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) Wave 4. Release version: 5.0.0. SHARE-ERIC. Data set. DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w4.500

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

-          Börsch-Supan A., M. Brandt , H. Litwin and G. Weber (Eds). (2013). Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe: First results from SHARE after the economic crisis. Berlin: De Gruyter.

-          Malter, F., Börsch-Supan, A.(Eds.) (2013). SHARE Wave 4: Innovations & Methodology. Munich: MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

-          Börsch-Supan, A., Brandt, M., Hunkler, C., Kneip, T., Korbmacher, J., Malter, F., Schaan, B., Stuck, S., 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.



In 2010, Estonia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia joined SHARE Wave 4, which is the third regular panel wave of the survey following the SHARELIFE life history questionnaire. The scientific use file will be released in November 2012, including a brand new social network module based on a name generator approach – making SHARE the very first international survey to provide social network information in a detailed and comparative way.


Further information

FAQs about the SHARE dataset

Questionnaire Wave 4

SHARE Release Guide 5.0.0 (PDF)