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Due to their cross-national and multidisciplinary nature, the SHARE data are more complex than conventional survey data. This already holds for the first cross-section in 2004. With the start of the panel dimension in 2006 and retrospective life histories collected in SHARELIFE in 2008 and 2017, the complexity of the data increased substantially. Comprehensive documentation is necessary to minimize the challenges connected to the data complexity and to facilitate utilization of the SHARE data. Important documentation files are the release guides for the regular SHARE waves and SHARELIFE as well as constantly updated answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) that are available on the SHARE website. Another tool developed in cooperation with CentERdata, Institute for data collection and research, is the SHARE Data Archive. It is intended to be a fast, customizable, easy-to-use web interface for browsing and searching the SHARE (meta)data. One important feature of the system is that codebooks for all currently released SHARE waves can be generated.

Contact Person(s)
Stefan-Gruber

Dr. Stefan Gruber

Financing

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Publications

SHARE Release Guide 6.0.0

SHARE Release Guide 5.0.0

Gruber, Stefan; Birkenbach, Tim; Stuck, Stephanie; Zuber, Sabrina; Kotte, Markus; Franzese, Fabio (2016): "SHARELIFE Release Guide 5.0.0".

Gruber, Stefan; Birkenbach, Tim; Stuck, Stephanie; Zuber, Sabrina; Kotte, Markus; Franzese, Fabio (2016): "SHARE Release Guide 5.0.0".

Gruber, Stefan; Hunkler, Christian; Stuck, Stephanie; Neumann, Jana (2016): "Guide to easySHARE release 5.0.0".

Schmidutz, Daniel (2015): "Access to SHARE data and citation rules", In: Malter, F. and A. Börsch-Supan (eds.), SHARE Wave 5: Innovations & Methodology. MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, pp. 158-164.

Gruber, Stefan; Hunkler, Christian; Orban, Agnes; Stuck, Stephanie; Neumann, Jana; Brandt, Martina (2015): "Guide to easySHARE release 2.0.0".