SHARE Netherlands User Conference

June 25th 2021 – 10:00 – 14:00 CESTOnlineFree Registration:

We warmly welcome you to the digital user conference on the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). This conference aims to bring SHARE users from multiple disciplines together to discuss ongoing research projects.

During the conference scientific presentations will bring you up to date on the current SHARE research. You will learn more about the new data of the SHARE Corona Survey, possibilities for data linkage and most recent developments of SHARE. The event will also provide you with the opportunity to extend your SHARE network.


Session 1

09:45 – 10:00     Meeting room open to log-in

10:00 – 10:10     Welcome

10:10 – 10:30     Pension knowledge and the effectiveness of pension reforms – Yuri Pettinicchi, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

10:30 – 10:50     Health Shocks and Spousal Labor Supply: An International Perspective – Nikos Theodoropoulos, University of Cyprus

10:50 – 11:10     Why life gets better after age 50 for some: mental well-being and the social norm of work – Coen van de Kraats, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Session 2

11:30 – 11:50     Compared to the Dutch and Danish, Americans are far more likely to be admitted to a nursing home, but for shorter spells – Judith Bom, Erasmus University Rotterdam

11:50 – 12:10     “Children’s Strains, Parents’ Pains? How Adult Children’s Union Dissolution Influences Older Parents’ Health” Damiano Ucheddu, UC Louvain

Lunch and networking break

Session 3

12:45 – 13:00     Linking SHARE-NL with data from CBS

13:00 – 13:15     The SHARE Corona Survey – Content, Data and First Results – Johanna Bristle, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

13:15 – 13:30     Current SHARE developments and closing remarks

13:30 – 14:00     Meeting room open for networking

For more information, email Marika de Bruijne


The online registration system has been closed. If you would like to attend the event, please send an email to so we can send you the link.

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe is a multidisciplinary and cross-national  panel  database  of  micro  data  on  health,  socio-economic status  and  social  and  family  networks  of  about  140,000  individuals aged  50  or  older  with  around  380,000  interviews. The survey covers 28 European countries and Israel. For more information, see

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