Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

This survey seeks to analyse the process of population ageing in depth. It is the first study to examine the different ways in which people aged 50 and older live in 20 European countries. 

Its scientific potential lies in the extensive data gathered from more than 60.000 people all across Europe, covering the interplay between economic, health, and social factors in shaping older people’s living conditions.



The fascination of the ageing process

SHARE – the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Economic well-being and retirement – large European differences

Plans to retire early are strongly related to poor quality of work
Europe's unused work capacity
Historical legacies of oppression and persecution

Volunteering – a productive activity for many Europeans
Close parent-child relations in ageing Europe
Reciprocity between adult generations

A century of life histories: persisting health inequalities

Cross country differences in the prevalence of depression
Consistent relationship between education and health

Additional information
Publications and data access


National Funding
National SHARE website

Date: 06/01/2013
Author: Axel Börsch-Supan
Organization: Share
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications
Tags: adults, best practices, generations, wellbeing