How life goes on for European women after loss of their partner
A satisfying social network can protect widowed women from depression. Since the most common social network for widows are relatives, one may expect this protective effect to be especially strong in family-oriented societies. Unexpectedly, researchers find the opposite: negative evaluations of social relations are strongest when relatives exclusively compose a widow’s social network, i.e. in Southern and Eastern European countries. >> Read more
Do Disabilities Bring Parents and Children Closer?
New SHARE-based study explores the link between parent-child proximity and the provision of intergenerational support
Since intergenerational solidarity is crucial to address the needs of ageing people, one could expect children to move closer to their parents once they are in need of help. However, parental disabilities do not necessarily increase parent-child closeness. Moving closer is observed more often in southern Europe. This variation in patterns of interfamily mobility corresponds to the availability of elderly care service organisations and the strength of family ties across countries. >> Read more
Economic Burden of Stroke Across Europe
Estimating the costs of common diseases helps policy makers to evaluate their decisions in public healthcare
By combining SHARE data with country specific information from WHO, OECD, EUROSTAT and others, researchers found that in Europe, stroke causes costs of €60 billion a year. Thus, it presents a considerable economic burden to healthcare systems and to individual contributors. Estimating changes in the economic burden of stroke over time can contribute to evaluate the impact of public health interventions. >> Read more
The Influence of Temptation on Housing Choices
Study with SHARE data offers explanation for puzzling housing choices in old age
A considerable number of home-owning senior citizens try to avoid utilising their housing wealth to fund their spending. A possible explanation for this phenomenon is that these savers know how easily they are tempted by consumption options and thus choose to invest in illiquid assets to control their temptation. >> Read more
SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of around 140,000 individuals (approximately 380,000 interviews) from 28 European countries and Israel aged 50 or older. The data are available to the entire research community free of charge.
SHARE responds to a Communication by the European Commission calling to "examine the possibility of establishing, in co-operation with Member States, a European Longitudinal Ageing Survey". SHARE has become a major pillar of the European Research Area, selected as one of the projects to be implemented in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) in 2006 and given a new legal status as the first ever European Research Infrastructure Consortium (SHARE-ERIC) in March 2011. SHARE is centrally coordinated by Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D. at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
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