February 3, 2022
The HRS 2020 Core (Early, Version 1.0) data is now available on the HRS website. The data collection period for the 2020 interview was March 2020 through May 2021. The 2020 Core data release replaces the COVID-19 Project data, a special midterm data release that included 3,266 respondents from a subsample of households who were originally assigned to enhanced face-to-face interviewing, in two random half groups. The variable RCOVFLAG in the data files indicates respondents who were included in the COVID-19 data release.