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Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe, Wave 2 2006-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
SHARE Wave 2
Austria (AUT)
Belgium (BEL)
Czechia (CZE)
Denmark (DNK)
France (FRA)
Germany (DEU)
Greece (GRC)
Ireland (IRL)
Israel (ISR)
Italy (ITA)
Poland (POL)
Spain (ESP)
Sweden (SWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2006 - 07/2010
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 second round took place primarily in 2006 and 2007, with data collection in Israel in 2009 and 2010. Wave 2 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 34,415 adults from 14 European countries and Israel took part in Wave 2 of the SHARE study.