Harmonized SHARE Life History Creation Code

The Harmonized SHARE Life History version B.2 dataset is created using data from SHARE Wave 3 release 7.1.0 as of June 2020 and SHARE Wave 7 release 7.1.1 as of December 2020.  See the Harmonized SHARE LH Codebook for more information at this version.

Download the Harmonized SHARE Life History Stata Creation Code.

To run the Harmonized SHARE Life History Creation Code in Stata:

  • From SHARE Research Data Center, download the 7.1.0 release Stata data for Waves 3 and  and download the 7.1.1 release Stata data for Wave 7.  Download the All Waves Coverscreen Release 7.1.0 for Stata.
  • Edit line 13 of the Stata Creation Code to list the folder location of the SHARE Coverscreen files. Edit lines 14 - 15 to list the folder location of the SHARE data for each wave. Edit line 16 to list the folder location where you would like to save the Harmonized SHARE dataset. 

If you would prefer to work with the Harmonized SHARE Life History dataset in a statistical package other than Stata, you can convert the Harmonized SHARE Life History Stata dataset using a program such as Stat/Transfer. If you do not have access to Stat/Transfer, you may be able to read the .dta dataset into your stat package using an “import” or “get” function. When reading a .dta dataset into another package, it is best to first save the dataset in a Stata version 12 format using the command saveold.