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A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - 2017-2020

English title A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - 2017-2020
Applicant Maurer Jürgen
Number 170403
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution HEC - Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales Université de Lausanne
Institution of higher education University of Lausanne - LA
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.02.2017 - 31.12.2020
Approved amount 3'760'000.00
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All Disciplines (4)

Discipline
Economics
Political science
Methods of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Sociology

Keywords (7)

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

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Seit 2004 trägt SHARE zur Erforschung des demografischen Wandels in Europa bei. Inzwischen wurden in 20 Ländern, von Schweden bis Griechenland und von Portugal bis Estland, mehr als 100.000 Personen über 50 Jahre zu ihren Lebensumständen in Bezug auf Familie, Freunde, Gesundheit und die finanzielle Situation befragt. Das aktuelle Projekt sichert die schweizer Beteiligung an der SHARE Studie für die Projektperiode 2017-2020.
Lay summary

SHARE ist das Akronym für den englischen Namen der Studie « Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe », was auf Deutsch „Befragung über Gesundheit, Alterung und Pensionierung in Europa“ bedeutet. Die Studie SHARE, die im Jahr 2002 begonnen hat, ist die erste multidisziplinäre und längschnittliche Umfrage über Menschen über 50 Jahre und älter in Europa. SHARE wurde durch ähnliche Studien in den Vereinigten Staaten (HRS, Health and Retirement Survey) und Grossbritannien (ELSA, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing) angeregt und befasst sich mit vielfältigen Themen wie Gesundheit, Konsum von Pflegeleistungen, Arbeit, verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen, Konsum, Wohnung, Einkommen und Ersparnisse.

SHARE ist eine internationale Studie. Sie wird in vielen europäischen Ländern gleichzeitig ausgeführt. Die erste Welle hat im 2004 mit 11 teilnehmenden Ländern stattgefunden: Belgien, Dänemark, Deutschland, Frankreich, Griechenland, Italien, die Niederlande, Österreich, Schweden, die Schweiz und Spanien. Seitdem haben sich noch viele weitere Ländern der Studie angeschlossen.

Die SHARE Studie ist eine Langzeitstudie: dies bedeutet, dass eine große Gruppe von Menschen über längere Zeit an der Studie teilnimmt. Das Besondere an einer Langzeitstudie ist, dass man Veränderungen und Entwicklungen in der Gesellschaft und der Bevölkerung beobachten kann, wie zum Beispiel ein Rückgang der Kaufkraft der 50+ Haushalte oder eine Zunahme der Anzahl Diabetiker. Um solche wissenschaftliche Analysen durchführen zu können, ist es sehr wichtig, dass die gleichen Fragen an dieselben Personen in regelmässigen Abständen gestellt werden. Deswegen werden Sie alle zwei Jahre befragt. In der Befragung werden verschiedene Themen aus den Bereichen Familie, Freunde, Finanzen und Gesundheit aufgegriffen.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 30.09.2020

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Collaboration

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

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
150997 A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - Wave 6 01.02.2014 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 recognized multidisciplinary, cross-national and longitudinal general-purpose research infrastructure that gathers micro data on the life circumstances of more than 120,000 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 national and international 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 six rounds of data collection for SHARE. Realizing the Swiss commitment to SHARE as a major international research infrastructure, the present project covers the next rounds of data collection for the Swiss component study of SHARE 2017-2020, which aims at reinforcing the longitudinal dimension of SHARE in Switzerland and complementing the existing data with innovative retrospective biographic data on participants’ life course. The present project covers the field work for wave 7, the entire wave 8 as well as preparations for wave 9.
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