SHARE: Data on Europe’s older risk population
The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is ideally suited to examine how the high-risk group of the older individuals is coping with the health-related and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19. SHARE provides a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database on the health and socioeconomic living conditions of about 140,000 individuals aged 50 or older in 27 European countries and Israel, and this every two years since 2004. SHARE is embedded in a worldwide network of harmonized ageing surveys. Hence, SHARE permits European and even worldwide comparisons of how well the healthcare and social systems have responded to the pandemic and which lessons should be drawn for the future.