Harmonized SHARE COVID Creation Code
The Harmonized SHARE COVID version A dataset is created using data from the SHARE Corona Survey 1 release 8.0.0 as of February 2022. See the Harmonized SHARE COVID Codebook for more information on this version.
Download the Harmonized SHARE COVID Stata Creation Code.
To run the Harmonized SHARE COVID Creation Code in Stata:
- From SHARE Research Data Center, download the Wave 8 COVID-19 Survey 1 Release 8.0.0.
- Make sure you have already created the Harmonized SHARE version F. For information on creating the Harmonized SHARE visit: https://g2aging.org/?section=page&pageid=22.
- Edit line 15 of the Stata Creation Code to list the folder location of the SHARE Wave 8 COVID-19 Survey 1 files. Edit line 16 to list to the location of the Harmonized SHARE Version F dataset. Edit line 17 to list the folder location where you would like to save the Harmonized SHARE COVID dataset.
If you would prefer to work with the Harmonized SHARE dataset in a statistical package other than Stata, you can convert the Harmonized SHARE 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.
Watch a video tutorial on creating the Harmonized SHARE dataset