SHARE-RV is the follow-up study of a pilot study which was implemented in the third wave of SHARE. Its goal is to create a database for interdisciplinary research on aging in Germany by linking SHARE survey data with administrative process data of the German Pension Fund. Since the fourth wave of SHARE, the project SHARE-RV is funded by the “Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung” (FNA) and fully implemented in the German questionnaire. All new German respondents as well as all panel members who didn’t consent in previous waves will be asked for consent to link their survey data with administrative records of the German Pension Fund. The administrative data will be updated and published every year.
The project was lead by Julie Korbmacher until September 2016, after which it was taken over by Annette Scherpenzeel.
The project is funded by the FNA.