About 2018-05-15T17:45:00+00:00


The SHARE Blog.eu is set up to promote scientific findings based on data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement, covering the areas Ageing, Health, Social and Family Networks, Socio-economic Status, Methodological and Statistical Advancements. The intended audiences are, among others, governmental policy makers, advisory councils, institutions, in the field or related to the field of aging, academia, the private sector as well as journalists. The blog is hosted by SHARE-ERIC, its contributors are independent researchers. Their expressed opinions in the blog posts do not necessarily reflect the opinion of SHARE-ERIC.


The columns appearing on the SHARE Blog are commissioned by the managing editors. Academics who are interested in writing a blog-post based on their scientific research with SHARE-data are encouraged to send a few lines describing the possible column and its research basis to info(at)share-blog.eu. The submission should include information on the author(s)’ current and past affiliation(s), relevant degrees or experiences, and the URL of the author(s)’ current webpage.

Editorial Board

Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp)
Giuseppe De Luca (Università degli Studi di Palermo)
Josep Garre-Olmo (Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Girona)
Thorsten Kneip (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging)
Veronika Máté (SHARE ERIC)
Giacomo Pasini (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Valentina Ponomarenko (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Šime Smolić (University of Zagreb)
Andrej Srakar (Institute for Economic Research and University of Ljubljana)

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

SHARE, the 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 120,000 individuals (approximately 297,000 interviews) from 27 European countries and Israel aged 50 or older. The data are available to the entire research community free of charge. SHARE responds to a Communication by the European Commission calling to “examine the possibility of establishing, in co-operation with Member States, a European Longitudinal Ageing Survey”. SHARE has become a major pillar of the European Research Area, selected as one of the projects to be implemented in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) in 2006 and given a new legal status as the first ever European Research Infrastructure Consortium (SHARE-ERIC) in March 2011. SHARE is centrally coordinated by Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D. at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.