SHARE Data Overview

SHARE Data Releases

The current public data release is SHARE 9.0.0.
All datasets, with DOI registration, are presented at

Wave Overview

SHARE panel data are collected in bi-annual waves since 2004. The Czech Republic joined SHARE in 2006.

Sample Overview

SHARE panel respondents over time are displayed in the following Figure. Orange columns are baseline (new) respondents, black columns are panel respondents who already participated in a previous wave.

Individual Wave Description

Individual SHARE waves are described in detail at


Questionnaires for each wave are available at

Release Guides

Each release of SHARE data is accompanied by an official SHARE Release Guide available at

Methodology Volumes

Each wave of SHARE data is documented in detailed official Methodology volume available at