The Survey

The ratio of older people to total population is higher in Europe than on any other continent – the phenomenon of population ageing will continue well into this century. SHARE (also called 50+ in Europe) is the first study of its kind to examine the different ways in which people aged 50 and older live. All 27 European member states as well as Israel are part of the survey. The data is collected every second year and started in 2004 with the 1st wave. In 2017 was the data for wave 7 collected and SHARE is planned to end in 2023 with the 10th and final wave.

The Questionnaire

Based on probability samples in all participating countries, SHARE represents the non-institutionalized population aged 50 and older. The SHARE-questionnaires contains information regarding demography, social participation, health and socio-economic status. All questionnaires – both the generic and country specific versions can be found on SHAREs official website.


It is Statistics Denmark (DST Survey) that are collecting the interviews for the Danish part of the SHARE survey DST SURVEY
University of Southern Denmark has been collaboration with DST Survey (previously SFI Survey) since the very first data collection in 2004.

SDU also collaborates with several other Danish universities as well as research institutions in Denmark, please see: SHARE-REGLINK for more information.

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