November 17, 2017
The HRS 2016 Core Early Release (V1.0) is now available.
The data collection period for the 2016 interview was April 2016 through August 2017.
Only panel cases that had completed an interview by August 8th, 2017 are included in the Early Version 1.0 data file. These are cases from the six continuing HRS cohorts (HRS, AHEAD, CODA, WAR BABY, EARLY BABY BOOMER and MID BABY BOOMER). A complete release that includes the Early release panel cases, the newly screened LATE BABY BOOMER cohort, and panel cases completed after August 8th will be forthcoming when data collection concludes. HRS Early data releases are provided for users who wish to begin analyzing data prior to a Final public release being available. Early release files have undergone a fair amount of data cleaning, but errors may be present in the data files and/or the associated codebooks. The Early release data files have been structured in a format consistent with Final release datasets.