We have the goal of making new or hard to access data available to researchers. Currently, LCHE researchers help design, collect and distribute two survey data sets:
Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) – Switzerland
We lead the Swiss component study of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). SHARE is a multi-disciplinary longitudinal data collection effort that covers individuals aged 50 and older in Europe. SHARE collects information on many life domains of older adults including their health status, healthcare use, work and socio-economic status, family ties, consumption, housing, income, and savings to name but a few. The Swiss component study of SHARE is financed through a research grant awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Website: www.share-project.org
Lausanne 65+ cohort study
Examining inequalities in healthy ageing: Using data from the Lausanne 65+ cohort study, we examine how socioeconomic status influences trajectories in frailty and the transition to a nursing home in older people living in Lausanne.