Harmonized SHARE

Harmonized Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (Harmonized SHARE) is an easy-to-use version of data from the first four waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) with a set of harmonized variables suitable for cross-country analysis. Using the RAND HRS as a model, Harmonized SHARE defines variables as identically as possible with the RAND HRS to allow users to compare variables with all other Harmonized data sets. Documentation for each variable in Harmonized SHARE, including a description of its creation, the SHARE variables used, and descriptive statistics, is detailed in the Harmonized SHARE codebook.

Survey modules (10)
name description
Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights Module for Harmonized SHARE
Section B: Health Section B: Health for Harmonized SHARE
Section C: Health Care Utilization and Insurance Section C: Health Care Utilization and Insurance for Harmonized SHARE
Section D: Cognition Section D: Cognition for Harmonized SHARE
Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth for Harmonized SHARE
Section F: Income and Consumption Section F: Income and Consumption for Harmonized SHARE
Section G: Family Structure Section G: Family Structure of Harmonized SHARE
Section H: Employment History Section H: Employment History for Harmonized SHARE
Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations for Harmonized SHARE
Section J: Pensions Section J: Pensions for Harmonized SHARE