The Social Policy and Law Shared Database – SPLASH

Diana Lopez-Falcon, MPISOC

The aim of this presentation is to introduce the Social Policy and Law Shared Database (SPLASH) and its new website, as well as the original data that can be found there.

SPLASH will offer the option to access contextual data in a user-friendly and interactive environment through two sections: Data and Policy. The Data section will give access to contextual quantitative indicators based on official statistics and research outcomes. In the Policy section users will gain access to standardised information about policy changes and their legal supporting documents over time. In addition, SPLASH will provide access to quantitative and qualitative external sources complementing the contents offered by the two sections.

SPLASH represents a contextual data source which is linked with the Survey of Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). While SHARE provides microdata at the individual level, the SPLASH Database allows users to gain access to macro-level and contextual data, e.g. with regard to political, economic and societal environments. The SPLASH Database is developed by the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich and will be officially launched in 2018 ( ).

Presented in Session 1238: Data and Methods