RAND HRS Family Data 2014 (V1.0) Release

May 18, 2018

The RAND HRS Family Data 2014 (V1.0) release is now available.

The RAND HRS Family Data files are user-friendly versions of the HRS family data. They contain a cleaned, processed, and streamlined collection of variables related to the Respondent’s family. The files include a subset of available characteristics of all children of HRS Respondents and spouses, data on children-in-law, and data on grandchildren of the Respondent.

The files are longitudinal files that link HRS child families within waves, and link HRS children across waves. They contain consistent variable names across waves, and will easily merge with other RAND HRS data products, as well as those released separately by HRS. The files are distributed as two alternative longitudinal files: one with Respondent-child observations with variables specific to parent-child pairs, and one with Respondent observations with summary variables about the Respondent’s children.

The RAND HRS Family Data 2014 (V1) incorporates HRS data from 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and early release 2014. The files incorporate only the core interviews, and do not include exit interviews or any restricted data.

This data product was produced by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging with support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If you find any problems with these data products, please contact RANDHRSHelp@rand.org.