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Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: Integrating Activities to Access the Time Dimension and to Enlarge the Cross-national Dimension

Objective

We propose to strengthen and extend the access to the "Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe" (SHARE), funded under the 5th framework programme. The existing informational infrastructure of SHARE carries data on health, work and economic status, and family and social networks in 11 countries in the autumn of 2004. At this single point of time, the existing SHARE data sheds light on national differences and its implications on healthy and active ageing. Without adding the time dimension, though, the process of ageing cannot be observed and reactions to the ongoing changes in the institutional environment cannot be traced.

This proposed project will therefore give the existing SHARE infrastructure a longitudinal dimension by collecting a second wave of data and by linking these two waves to understand changes over time. A second extension concerns the countries covered. The current 11 countries cover Continental West European countries from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, but do not include Great Britain and the Central European accession countries. This proposed project will provide access to the data collected in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) by merging the overlapping informational contents, and it will collect new SHARE data in two accession countries.

The resulting database will integrate two existing databases (SHARE 2004 and ELSA 2004) with two databases to be collected (SHARE 2006 and ELSA 2006); it will enable an integration of cross-national and longitudinal methods of analysis; and it will permit free and user-friendly access through a host of access activities. The project will create a key infrastructure that will enable researchers from a broad set of disciplines to analyse the Europe-wide ageing process; to better understand adaptive behaviour in response to population ageing and its induced policy changes; and to develop cross-nationally comparable indicators for key concepts relevant to EU policy.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INFRASTRUCTURES-5
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MANNHEIM UNIVERSITY
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Schloss
Mannheim
Germany

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Participants (19)

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS MONETARIOS Y FINANCIEROS
Spain
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Casado Del Alisal 5
Madrid

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ECONOMICS INSTITUTE, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
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Politickych Veznu 7
882 Prague 1

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ENVIRONNEMENT, SANTE ET SOCIETE
France
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Avenue Emile Boissier 9
Nantes

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ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
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Dr. Molewaterplein 50, 3015 Ge Rotterdam
Rotterdam

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EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
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Via Dei Roccettini 7, Badia Fiesolana
San Domenico Di Fiesole (Firenze)

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HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
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Universitaetsstrasse 1
Duesseldorf

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INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES ET DE DOCUMENTATION EN ECONOMIE DE LA SANTÉ, PARIS
France
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10 Rue Vauvenargues
Paris

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JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAET LINZ
Austria
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Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz

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KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
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Strand
London

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LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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Paradisgatan 5c
Lund

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PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
Greece
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136 Sigrou Avenue
Athens

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STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT - UNIVERSITEIT VAN TILBURG
Netherlands
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Warandelaan 2
Tilburg

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UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI DI VENEZIA
Italy
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San Giobbe, 873
Venezia

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
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Via Viii Febbraio 2
Padova

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UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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Unicentre
Lausanne

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UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
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Place Du 20 Aout 7
Liege

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UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
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Prinsstraat 13
Antwerpen

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK
Denmark
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Campusvej, 55
Odense

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UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
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Ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
Warszawa

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