2015 Life History Mail Survey Educational History Data

The HRS 2015 Life History Mail Survey (LHMS) contains questions about residential history, education history, and other important childhood and family events. The LHMS is part of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which is funded under a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.

The 2015 Life History Mail Survey Educational History Data includes respondent's school's city and state information.

The field period for the LHMS 2015 was December 2015 through August 2016. The data file contains multiple records (n=20,048) for each respondent or proxy who filled out and returned a 2015 LHMS questionnaire. The file is sorted on Household ID (HHID), Person number (PN) and ORDER.

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Latest Release December 2021 (v1.0)
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This a long file which contains multiple records per respondent. The variables correspond to the table listed on pages 12 and 13 of the questionnaire. The variables LH20_21_PRIMARY_ORDER_15 and LH20_21_SECONDARY_ORDER_15 contains the row designations of the tables.