Following an open access policy, researchers can download the data free of charge via the SHARE website: SHARE Research Data Center.
Welfare State Context
The context variables were collected as a data set of
institutional information on the welfare state in Europe. They span a
period from 1960 to 2009, over the participating countries, but are in
many cases just the first step, as data were not readily available. We
encourage users to use the context data, and then kindly ask them to
report data and exact source to email@example.com if they find
new information filling the gaps. The goal is to maintain this database
and provide it to the general scientific community.