RAND CAMS Data File (v.D2), supported by NIA and SSA
The RAND CAMS Spending data is a user-friendly version of Part B of the CAMS survey. It contains annualized, cleaned, and aggregated spending and consumption variables with consistent and intuitive naming conventions across waves. Specifically, total household spending and household consumption are calculated across all categories and four subsets of spending: nondurables, durables, housing, and transportation. This data file can be easily merged to the RAND HRS and other HRS files as described in the data codebook. The RAND CAMS Version D Release 2 data are based on 2001 (V3), 2003 (V2), 2005 (V1), 2007 (V1), 2009 (V1), 2011 (V2), and 2013 (V1) final data releases.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) provided funding and support for the development of this file.
To access the data:
- You must first register with HRS, if you haven't already. Registration is free. You will receive a password from HRS within 24 hours, usually much sooner. When you receive your password, you can return here to continue.
- If you've already registered, login to the HRS Public File Download System.
- Once you have logged in, follow the "Data Downloads" link and then the "RAND Contributed Files" link to RAND CAMS Data File (v.D2).
For more detailed information, please see the documents:Data Description (PDF Download) Data Documentation (PDF Download)
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