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

Legal Notices

In accordance with the law of July 2011, the 10th, dealing with the organization of the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (STATEC), all our surveys are notified to the STATEC.

In accordance with the modified law of August 2002, the 2nd, concerning the protection of the data, all our surveys are subject to a prior notification to the Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (CNPD).

The data are used only for scientific purposes and the individual data are not disclosed, nor used for taxation purposes. These information are treated confidentially. All the persons having an access to the surveys (including the interviewers) are bound by professional secrecy. In accordance with the law on data protection, you have the right to access to your personal information, and you can eventually ask to modify them. If you want to use these rights, you can contact LISER.

In accordance with the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 30 May 2005, this survey has received a favourable opinion by the Comité Nationale d'Éthique de Recherche (CNER).

The SHARE survey ('Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe') is the first European survey on health, retirement and the ageing population. It has been carried out systematically since 2004 in 27 European countries and in Israel, and this survey is at the same time multidisciplinary, longitudinal and international. It was carried out for the first time in Luxembourg in 2013.

In 2017, a third wave of surveys is currently being carried out on the ground.

The information gathered from a sample of residents aged 50 and over and their spouses on their state of health, their living conditions, their social relations, their professional activities, as well as the treatment they may receive. This information is a very rich research tool for the study of questions associated with the ageing of the population in Luxembourg and in Europe.

- What is the objective of SHARE ?

The main aim of the SHARE survey ('Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe') is to gather data on the state of health, ageing and retirement with a representative sample of residents aged 50 and over. This data gathering corresponds to a need for information, particularly in response to the economic and societal challenges caused by the progressive ageing of our societies.
Further information on the survey is available at

- Who is concerned?

People aged 50 or more living in Luxembourg and their spouses regardless of age (excluding households with no affiliation to the Luxembourg social security system).

- Waves

SHARE [28/01/15 -30/11/15]
SHARE [08/07/13 -31/12/13]