Growing Older in America: The Health and Retirement Study

TitleGrowing Older in America: The Health and Retirement Study
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsNational Institute on Aging,
PublisherU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
KeywordsAging, Longitudinal Studies

This publication is about one major resource—the Health and
Retirement Study (HRS)—designed to inform the national
retirement discussion as the population so dramatically ages.
Since its launch in 1992, the HRS has painted a detailed portrait
of America’s older adults, helping us learn about this growing
population’s physical and mental health, insurance coverage,
financial situations, family support systems, work status, and
retirement planning. Through its unique and in-depth interviews
with a nationally representative sample of adults over the age
of 50, the HRS provides an invaluable, growing body of multidisciplinary data to help address the challenges and opportunities
of aging.

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