Retrospective Data Collection in Europe

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Mathis Fräßdorf

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

Axel H. Börsch-Supan

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

Date Written: December 2008

Abstract

Retrospective data play an important role in social science research. This paper provides an overview of problems arising during the process and also presents the solutions found in the field. It also shows details of the collection of retrospective data in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in the SHARELIFE project.

Suggested Citation

Fräßdorf, Mathis and Börsch-Supan, Axel H., Retrospective Data Collection in Europe (December 2008). MEA Discussion Paper No. 172-2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1444381

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