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Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe, Wave 1 2004-2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
SHARE Wave 1
Austria (AUT)
Belgium (BEL)
Denmark (DNK)
France (FRA)
Germany (DEU)
Greece (GRC)
Israel (ISR)
Italy (ITA)
Spain (ESP)
Sweden (SWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2004 - 07/2006
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multi-country longitudinal study of aging in Europe. The first round took place primarily between February and October 2004, with some data collection in Greece, France, and Belgium through July 2005, and data collection in Israel from October 2005 to July 2006. Wave 1 included a main questionnaire that included 20 modules on health status and behaviors, biomarkers including body mass index, mental health, economic status, and social support. 

A total of 31,115 adults from 11 European countries and Israel took part in Wave 1 of the SHARE study.