Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe or SHARE is an ageing study that is carried out in 28 countries. The European Commission decided to start the research project in 2004 and Finland joined in 2017 during Wave 7.

SHARE allows us to compare living conditions of senior Europeans and their family members in different countries. Due to its multidisciplinary panel structure, SHARE data can be used to study the interactions of health, economy, work life and social relationships over time.

Researchers can access the data for free. Our project site has detailed instructions for getting started with SHARE data.

SHARE Finland steering group

Anna Rotkirch, Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland
Miika Mäki, Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland
Henri Mikkola, Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland
Mirkka Danielsbacka, University of Turku
Antti Tanskanen, University of Turku
Janne Pelkonen, Tela
JP Roos, University of Helsinki
Mikko Niemelä, University of Turku
Olli Kangas, University of Turku
Seppo Koskinen, THL, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Susan Kuivalainen, Finnish Centre for Pensions
Tarja Tapio, SeAMK, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Tuulia Hakola-Uusitalo, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
Satu Karppanen, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Katja Kokko, University of Jyväskylä / GEREC
Antti Veilahti, Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland
Kathrin Komp, University of Helsinki
Barita Rosenström, Signemedia
Mari Aaltonen, University of Tampere
Laura Pekkarinen, Keva
Päivi Luna, Finance Finland (FFI)
Heikki Räisänen, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The animation shows how the share of people aged +50 has increased since 2008 in Europe. In 2019 it exceeded 40 % in Finland and in other countries.