publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Introduction: empirical research on health, ageing and retirement in Europe

Hendrik Jürges; Axel Börsch-Supan; Karsten Hank; Mathis Schröder;
  • Published: 13 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
In our introduction to this Special Issue of JESP, we first sketch what we know and what we do not know about the adaptation process to a society with a large proportion of older individuals. We develop a framework of empirical analysis which exploits the power of multidisciplinary, longitudinal and cross-national comparative data collection. Second, we provide a brief overview of SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The 2004—05 baseline wave and the first longitudinal wave of SHARE collected in 2006—07 provide data on the life circumstances of some 45,000 individuals aged 50 and over in 14 European countries. SHARE constitutes a unique ...
free text keywords: General Social Sciences, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Multidisciplinary approach, Empirical research, Sociology, Actuarial science, Exploit, Life circumstances, Population ageing, Sketch, Data collection, Cross-national research
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