Cross-Wave Social Security Weights

Product Details

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43,558
Product Type
Social Security Administration (SSA) Data
Entry Cohort Info
All
Updated Through
HRS Wave 2020
Latest Release
February 2024
Version Notes

This replaces all other Social Security Weights data products that we previously released. Please see the following for details.

It is not necessary to order this data set as a separate product; it is included with the Benefits, Summary Earnings, and Detail Earnings Respondent data sets.

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Notes: 

The replaces all other Social Security Weights data products that we previously released:

  1. This file now covers all waves of the study.
  2. 1992, 1998, and 2004 weights are re-calculated to account for linkages available since 2004.
  3. Social Security Weights are now also available for 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, and 2002 waves.
  4. 2004 through 2016 weights are re-calculated to account for linkages available since the previous release.
  5. Going forward, we will only update this data products as newly linkages become available. Due to the nature of the Social Security administrative records linkage, weights for prior waves will also be re-calculated with each new release.