HRS News Items, Events, and Announcements

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Upcoming HRS Exhibits

February 17, 2017

Visit the HRS Exhibit Booth at these annual meetings and conferences.

Cross-Wave Census Region/Division and Mobility File 1992-2014 Version 6.1

February 7, 2017

The Cross-Wave Census Region/Division and Respondent Mobility File 1992-2014 Version 6.1 public data release is now available.

Summer Workshop: Introduction to the Health and Retirement Study

January 27, 2017

The Health and Retirement Study is a large and complex study of the labor force participation and health transitions that individuals undergo toward the end of their work lives and in the years that follow.

The Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures data file 1992-2014 (Final, V5.0)

January 19, 2017

Version 5.0 of the Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures data file 1992-2014 is now available.

Deadline Extended for Experimental Module Proposals

January 12, 2017

The deadline for submitting proposals for experimental modules for the 2018 wave of HRS has been extended to February 6, 2017. Initial selection will be February 20, 2017. Final question text and specifications for selected modules will still be due May 1, 2017.

2013 HRS Health Care and Nutrition Study (HCNS) Version 4.0

December 14, 2016

Version 4.0 of the 2013 HRS Health Care and Nutrition Study final release data is now available.

Dementia rates decreasing in the population, study finds

November 21, 2016

Positive brain health trend may cushion blow on society, but doesn’t lessen impact on individual patients and caregivers, U-M researchers say

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.

HRS 2014 Core (Final, Version 1.0) Release

November 8, 2016

The HRS 2014 Core Final Release (V1.0) is now available.

New Experimental Modules for HRS 2018 Invited

November 3, 2016

(Updated January 12, 2017)

2017 Summer Workshop: Genomic Analysis for Social-Behavioral Scientists

October 18, 2016

A one-week genomic data workshop focused on providing hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model.