Why we need EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE in Europe


Tom Emery, Gary Pollock, Annette Scherpenzeel


Research infrastructures such as EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE are key to ensure high quality, evidence-based social policies in Europe.

EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE can deliver a comprehensive picture of the European life course from early years until later life. They cover all the major phases of life and adapt the methods and content of their data collection to suit the target population.

These research infrastructures closely collaborate in order to ensure synergies, comparability in the data collected and deliver efficiencies and innovations in data collection processes.

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Emery, T., Pollock, G. and Scherpenzeel, A (2019) Securing High-Quality Data on Populations: Why we need EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE in Europe, Berlin: Max Planck