Generating easySHARE: Guidelines, Structure, Content and Programming
Content This paper provides an overview of the construction, structure and content of easySHARE – a simplified dataset that is based on the scientific release of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). easySHARE contains a subset of ready-to-analyse variables and indices. It is designed for student training on country-comparative and longitudinal analyses as well as for introducing SHARE to researchers who have little experience in quantitative analyses of complex survey data. This paper puts special emphasis on the extraction and generation of the dataset using the statistical software package Stata. We also provide an example of how to extract more variables from the scientific release of SHARE to include them in the easySHARE dataset.