The RAND HRS Longitudinal File 2018 (V1) is now available on the
HRS website. In addition to 2018 HRS Early Release V1.0 (December, 2019) data, the file now includes new helper variables. Please note, however, that Exit Interview variables have not been updated since the last release of the RAND HRS Longitudinal File (2016, V2). These variables will be updated to include the 2018 Exit Interview data in the next release of the RAND HRS Longitudinal File (2018, V2). For more information, please see the RAND HRS Longitudinal File Codebook (PDF).
The RAND HRS Detailed Imputations File 2018 (V1) is now available on the
HRS website. This file contains the component and ownership variables for all waves that were used to create the income, wealth, and medical expenditures summary measures found in the RAND HRS Longitudinal File. For more detailed information, please see the RAND HRS Detailed Imputations File Codebook (PDF).
The RAND HRS 2018 Fat File is now available on the
HRS website. It incorporates HRS 2018 Early Release V1.0 (December, 2019) data. For more information, please read our data description.
Updated versions of the RAND HRS Fat Files for 2000 and 2010 to 2016 are now available on the
HRS website. These incorporate some HHIDPN changes and the RAND HRS 2012 Fat File incorporates HRS 2012 Final Release V3.0 (March, 2020) data. For more information, please read our data description.
HRS has recently updated their data download system. Please note that the following instructions supersedes any instructions in our documentation and codebooks. Also note that the new system requires users to register with a new account.
All RAND HRS data products are available at:
You will be able to see the data descriptions and documentation without an account, but you will need to register with HRS to access the data using the following registration link: https://hrsdata.isr.umich.edu/user/register. User note: This is a new data downloads system as of September 1st, 2020. If you have an account on the old system but have not created a new account since September 1st, 2020, you will need to create a new account. You can use the same email address as your previous account. (You will not need to create a new account if you have used this system to apply for or manage an HRS Restricted Data Agreement since November 2019.) Once your account is active and you have logged in, you will be able to see the data download links for each RAND HRS data product (and other public HRS data products). September 2019
RAND HRS Exit/Post-Exit Interview and Finder Files 2016 (V1) are now available for all survey years. They contain raw variables from all the Respondent-level sections and can be easily merged to any other RAND HRS data product. July 2019
RAND HRS CAMS Data File 2017 (V1) is now available on the HRS website. This file is a user-friendly, longitudinal version of Part B of the CAMS survey. For more detailed information please read the RAND HRS CAMS Data File Codebook [PDF]. May 2018
RAND HRS Family Data 2014 (V1) are now available on the HRS Website. They contain data for the years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and early release 2014. For more detailed information, please see the RAND HRS Family Data Codebook (.
RAND HRS Tax Calculations 2014 (V2) are now available on the HRS Website. The data contain information about federal, state, and FICA taxes for Respondents to the HRS 2000 – 2014 surveys. For more detailed information, please see the RAND HRS Tax Calculations Codebook (. PDF)