When using data from this dataset, please cite the dataset as follows:
Börsch-Supan, A. (2022). Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) Wave 7. Release version: 8.0.0. SHARE-ERIC. Data set. DOI: 10.6103/SHARE.w7.800
Please also cite the following publications in addition to the SHARE acknowledgement:
- Bergmann, M., A. Scherpenzeel and A. Börsch-Supan (Eds.) (2019). SHARE Wave 7 Methodology: Panel Innovations and Life Histories. Munich: Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA).
- Börsch-Supan, A., Brandt, M., Hunkler, C., Kneip, T., Korbmacher, J., Malter, F., Schaan, B., Stuck, S. and Zuber, S. (2013). Data Resource Profile: The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). International Journal of Epidemiology DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt088.
In 2017, the main data collection of Wave 7 took place in 28 countries - full coverage of the EU was achieved by including 8 new countries in SHARE: Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus. The Wave 7 questionnaire contains a SHARELIFE questionnaire for all respondents who did not participate in Wave 3 (first SHARELIFE wave), as well as a regular panel questionnaire for all respondents who already answered a SHARELIFE interview. SHARELIFE focuses on people's life histories including all the important areas of respondents’ lives, ranging from partners and children to housing and work history to detailed questions on health and health care. Respondents who were invited to do the SHARELIFE interview also received a condensed set of questions from the regular panel questionnaire to maintain the panel dimension for key respondent characteristics.
The below listed documents “Moduleflow Wave 7” and “Who gets which question in SHARE Wave 7” further explain the questionnaire structure.
Structure of the Wave 7 interview:
Wave 7 Flowcharts:
AC - Activity: Download
PH - Physical Health: Download
RH - Retrospective Health Care: Download
RA - Retrospective Accommodation: Download
BR -Behavioral Risks: Download
RC – Retrospective Children: Download
RE - Retrospective Employment: Download
CF – Cognitive Functions: Download
CH – Children: Download
EP - Employment and Pensions: Download
FT - Financial Transfer: Download
HC - Health Care: Download
HH – Household Income: Download
HO – Housing: Download
MH – Mental Health: Download
SP - Social Support: Download