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Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-Sweden)

Research project SHARE (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 45,000 individuals aged 50 or over. In March 2011 SHARE became the first European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). SHARE Sweden is run by a research group at Umeå University

Head of project

Project overview

Project period:

2011-01-01 2027-12-31


Finansår , 2012, 2013

huvudman: Gunnar Malmberg, finansiar: Vetenskapsrådet, y2012: 7000000, y2013: 7000000,

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR), Faculty of Social Sciences, Transportation Research Unit

Research area

Human geography, Sociology

Project description

SHARE (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) is a multidisciplinary, cross-national and longitudinal survey measuring the combined health, economic and social living conditions of persons aged 50 and over. Initiated in 2002, SHARE contains micro information from 4 waves of data collection and includes more than 85,000 individuals in 20 European countries. Data is currently collected for a fourth wave and six more are planned until 2023. Due to the high quality, the availability of the data and the importance of the research issues SHARE has recently become the first ever European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

So far, Sweden has participated in SHARE since the start in 2002 and in all the five waves of data collections and large resources have been invested to develop this unique longitudinal data in Sweden and throughout Europe.