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A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - Wave 6

English title A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - Wave 6
Applicant Maurer Jürgen
Number 150997
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Institut d'Economie et de Management de la Santé (IEMS) Université de Lausanne
Institution of higher education University of Lausanne - LA
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.02.2014 - 31.01.2017
Approved amount 2'815'948.00
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All Disciplines (4)

Discipline
Economics
Methods of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Sociology
Political science

Keywords (7)

Ageing; SHARE; Multidisciplinary; Survey; Retirement; Infrastructure; Health

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Der Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) wurde erstmals 2004 als repräsentative Befragung der Bevölkerung im Alter 50+ in 11 europäischen Ländern erhoben. Das aktuelle Projekt betrifft die Durchführung der sechsten Befragungsrunde sowie die Vorbereitungen zur siebten Befragungsrunde für die Jahre 2014-2017.
Lay summary

Der Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) wurde erstmals 2004 als repräsentative Befragung der Bevölkerung im Alter 50+ in 11 europäischen Ländern erhoben. Da die über 30.000 Studienteilnehmer in ganz Europa im Abstand von zwei Jahren befragt werden, können Wissenschaftler die Veränderung der wirtschaftlichen, gesundheitlichen und sozialen Lage älterer Menschen in Europa beobachten. So kann untersucht werden, wie einschneidende Ereignisse im Lebensverlauf wie z.B. der Renteneintritt oder Verwitwung bewältigt werden oder wie sich Änderungen der institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen (z.B. im Gesundheits- oder Rentensystem) auf die Lebensqualität älterer Europäer auswirken. Mittlerweile wurden bereits fünf Befragungsrunden erfolgreich durchgeführt. Das aktuelle Projekt betrifft die Durchführung der sechsten Befragungsrunde sowie die Vorbereitungen zur siebten Befragungsrunde für die Jahre 2014-2017.


Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 11.12.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana Slovenia (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Educational Research Institute, Warsaw Poland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Economics Institute, CERGE-EI, Prague Czech Republic (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Umea University, Umea Sweden (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Laboratoire d'Economie et de Gestion des Organisation de Santé, Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris France (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Centre for Economic Analysis, CenEA, Szczecin Poland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
National Centre for Social Research Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Paris France (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Essex, Essex Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
BKG - University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal Germany (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia Portugal (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Antwerpen, CSP, Antwerpen Belgium (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Max Planck Institute, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Munich Germany (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Linz, Dept. of Economics, Linz Austria (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Tallinn University, Estonian Institute for Population Studies Estonia (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum, Rotterdam Netherlands (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Padua, Dept. of Economics, Padua Italy (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Liège, CREPP, Liège Belgium (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques, Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Venice, Dept. of Economics, Venice Italy (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Public Health, Odense Denmark (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Institut d'Assistència Sanitària, Catalonia Spain (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Universidade do Minho, Centro de Investigacao em Ciencias Sociais, Braga Portugal (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Tilburg University, CentERdata, Tilburg Netherlands (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens Greece (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, CEMFI, Madrid Spain (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel (Asia)
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events



Self-organised

Title Date Place
SHARE user workshop 05.09.2016 Lausanne, Switzerland

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
170403 A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - 2017-2020 01.02.2017 Research Infrastructure
198053 Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - 2021-2024 01.01.2021 Research Infrastructure
139514 A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - Wave 5 01.02.2012 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is an internationally recog-nized multidisciplinary, cross-national and longitudinal general-purpose research infrastructure that gathers micro data on the life circumstances of more than 60,000 individuals aged 50 or older from 20 European countries since 2004. SHARE provides a critical research infrastructure to enhance our understanding of how ageing processes unfold in different cultures, societies and political environments over time as well as to help develop strategies for improving human development, economic and social performance in the face of substantial demographic changes over the coming decades. To this end, SHARE takes a holistic view of the ageing process, covering a range of important life domains such as health, socioeconomic status or social and family networks as well as collecting comprehensive retrospective data on individual life histories. SHARE is harmonized with a range of other international ageing surveys such as the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS), The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and other international ageing surveys, which allows for further international comparisons beyond the boundaries of Europe. SHARE delivers crucial insights on the life of middle-aged and older persons from different European countries and allows researchers from multiple disciplines to study the impact of aging on the dynamics of various life domains across different countries. Reflecting its importance for the research community, SHARE has become the first ever European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) on May 25, 2011.Switzerland has continuously participated in SHARE since its start in 2004. Since then, the Swiss country team of SHARE has successfully participated in all five rounds of data collection for SHARE. Affirming its commitment to SHARE as a major international research infrastruc-ture of national importance, the Swiss Confederation decided to formally participate in the SHARE-ERIC and explicitly include SHARE in the service level agreement 2013-2016 between the Swiss Confederation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. Realizing the Swiss com-mitment to SHARE as a major international research infrastructure, the present proposal re-quests funding for the next round of data collection for the Swiss component study of SHARE (Wave 6), which aims at reinforcing the longitudinal dimension of SHARE in Switzerland and complementing the existing data with new measurements, including biomarkers. Reflecting the newly adopted three year funding period for research infrastructures such as SHARE, we further request partial funding for the subsequent wave of SHARE (Wave 7), whose preparation will begin in 2016 and whose fieldwork is scheduled to start in January 2017.
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