April 16, 2018
The RAND HRS Fat File Release for the 2012 Core Wave (Final, V2.0) is now available.
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). The RAND HRS Fat Files contain all the raw variables collected at the Respondent or Household-level, except those from "Other Person" modules (i.e., data on children, siblings, household members, helpers, and transfers).
It was developed from HRS 2012 Core (Final, V2.0).
Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of this data set.
If you find any problems with these data products, please contact RANDHRSHelp@rand.org.