December 18, 2019
The HRS 2018 Core (Early, Version 1.0) is now available.
The HRS 2018 Core contains data from each of the seven HRS sub-samples (HRS, AHEAD, CODA, WAR BABY, EARLY BABY BOOMER, MIDDLE BABY BOOMER and LATE BABY BOOMER) for all of the sections of the 2018 Core questionnaire, including physical measures, blood pressure and psychosocial data. It does not include results of blood tests (those assay results will be released separately).
The data collection period for the 2018 interview was April 2018 through June 2019.
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.