Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Summary Earnings

Version 4.0 of the Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Summary Earnings data set contains Master Earnings File (MEF) earnings data for 1,956 deceased spouses. The file contains 1951-2013 annual earnings data based on the most recent information received for each deceased spouse.

Product Details

Product Type
Social Security Administration (SSA) Data
Latest Release August 2015 (v4.0)
Version Notes
  • This data set supersedes all previous Deceased Spouse Summary Earnings releases.
  • The files in this data set should be used in conjunction with the Respondent Cross-Year Summary Earnings file.
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Geographic information in HRS public release data sets is recoded to Census Division categories. Files derived from SSA administrative data may merged with these data sets, but may not be merged with any data containing geographic identifiers at a level of detail below Census Division. In addition, data sets derived from SSA administrative data may not be merged with any other restricted data set(s) without the explicit written permission of the Health and Retirement Study.