Harmonized SHARE End of Life Creation Code

The Harmonized SHARE End of Life version B.2 dataset is created using data from SHARE Waves 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 release 7.1.0 as of June 2020 and SHARE Wave 7 release 7.1.1 as of December 2020.  See the Harmonized SHARE EOL Codebook for more information at this version. 

Download the Harmonized SHARE End of Life Stata Creation Code.

To run the Harmonized SHARE End of Life Creation Code in Stata:

  • From SHARE Research Data Center, download the 7.1.0 release Stata data for Waves 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and  and download the 7.1.1 release Stata data for Wave 7.  Download the All Waves Coverscreen Release 7.1.0 for Stata.
  • Make sure you have already created the Harmonized SHARE version E.3. For information on creating the Harmonized SHARE visit: https://g2aging.org/?section=page&pageid=22.
  • Edit line 12 of the Stata Creation Code to list the folder location of the SHARE Coverscreen files. Edit lines 13 - 18 to list the folder location of the SHARE data for each wave. Edit line 19 to list to the location of the Harmonized SHARE Version E.3 dataset. Edit line 20 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 End of Life dataset in a statistical package other than Stata, you can convert the Harmonized SHARE End of Life 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.