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The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), initiated in 2002, is the first multidisciplinary survey in Europe on the health, retirement, and financial conditions of people over 50. Inspired by similar surveys conducted in the United States (HRS, Health and Retirement Survey) and in Great Britain (ELSA, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing), SHARE covers various themes like health, the use of healthcare, work, family ties, comsumption, housing, and revenue and savings. In short, SHARE paints an emerging portrait of an aging Europe and fills an important gap in the available databases in Europe on older people.

Click here for more information on SHARE in Switzerland (in German, French, or Italian), or here for the international website for SHARE.