Linking SHARE Survey Data and Administrative Data – an International Perspective

Mitarbeiter in diesem Projekt:

As SHARE Germany has great experience in linking survey and administrative data within the German subsample (see: SHARE-RV), this project expands the procedure to other SHARE countries. In the meantime, eight additional countries (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, the province Girona in Spain, Belgium, Finland) decided to implement record linkage with the goal of combining the national SHARE data with administrative data. However, the status quo of the implementation of the record linkage project varies a lot between the participating countries. The actual linkage is still work in progress in most of the countries as the exact procedures of how the data will be linked have to be documented and reviewed before the actual linkage is carried out. The next successful linkage has recently been executed in Denmark, where Danish SHARE data is linked with register data from Statistics Denmark (socio-demographic and economic data) and the Danish Health Data Authority (health data).

Aus diesem Projekt hervorgegangene Publikationen:
  • Korbmacher, Julie; Schmidutz, Daniel (2015): A note on record linkage in SHARE, Malter, F. and A. Börsch-Supan, SHARE Wave 5: Innovations & Methodology, MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, 57-63

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