The EU Commission accepted the proposal of the SHARE-COVID research project to investigate the health, behavioural, social and economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak
The Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) is one department of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. The mission of MEA is to evaluate, anticipate and accompany the micro- and macroeconomic aspects of demographic change. Empirical models and their resulting projections enable MEA to deliver sound scientific advice for economic and social policy. These models base on German, European and global data. In addition to predicting future developments, these models shall be also used to analyze policy measures that affect these developments.
SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe is a multidisciplinary longitudinal survey for the study of the social, economic and health situation of people aged 50 and older in Europe. In 2004, it started collecting representative data of the generation 50+ in eleven countries. Today, 380,000 in-depth interviews with 140,000 people from 27 European countries and Israel have been conducted. The data collected by SHARE are an important instrument for research on the demographic change in Europe and for evidence-based policymaking. SHARE is also embedded in a global network of harmonized sister studies. Researchers from around the globe can access the data free of charge.