Dec 21, 2011
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a longitudinal household survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, collects data that facilitate research into different aspects of population aging in the United States.
The RAND HRS Longitudinal File is a cleaned, easy-to-use, and streamlined data product containing information from the HRS, including variables on demographics, health, health insurance, Social Security, pensions, family structure, retirement plans, expectations, and employment history, as well as imputations for income, assets, and medical expenditures.
Introduction and Overview
Income andWealth Imputations
Poverty Threshold Definitions and HRS Measures
Social Security and SSI Disability Episodes
Structure of Codebook
Distribution and Technical Notes
Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights
Functional Limitations and Helpers
Financial and Housing Wealth
Retirement Plans, Expectations