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17.12.2020 / Sozialpolitik (MEA) EN

Release of the SHARE COVID-19 data available now for researchers

Between June and August 2020, SHARE’s panel respondents in 27 countries were interviewed via Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) to collect data targeted to the COVID-19 living situation of people who are 50 years and older. The release 0.0.1 beta of SHARE Wave 8 COVID-19 data is available now for researchers. The SHARE Corona survey covers the most important life domains and asks specific questions about infections and changes in life during the lockdown: Health and health behavior, Mental health, Infections and healthcare, Changes in work and economic situation, Social networks. 

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About SHARE:

SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, is a research infrastructure for studying the effects of health, social, economic and environmental policies over the life-course of European citizens and beyond. From 2004 until today, 380,000 in-depth interviews with 140,000 people aged 50 or older from 28 European countries and Israel have been conducted. Thus, SHARE is the largest pan-European social science panel study providing internationally comparable longitudinal micro data which allows insights in the fields of public health and socio-economic living conditions of European individuals, both for scientists and policy makers. SHARE has global impact since it not only covers all EU member countries in a strictly harmonized way but additionally is embedded in a network of sister studies all over the world, from the Americas to Eastern Asia.

The European Commission supports the SHARE-COVID19 research project with funds provided by Horizon 2020 and the Coronavirus Global Response. SHARE is centrally coordinated at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), a division of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.