|Using the Health and Retirement Study for Disability Policy Research: A Review
|Year of Publication
|Hyde, JSchimmel, Stapleton, D
|National Institute on Aging
|Disability, Policy, Workers
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a preeminent data source for research related to the experiences of workers nearing retirement, including the large share of those workers who experience a health shock or disability onset after age 50. In this article, we highlight key information collected from HRS respondents that benefits disability policy research and the body of knowledge that has resulted from this information. Our main goal is to identify from this research experience potential improvements in data collection and documentation that would further strengthen the HRS as a data source for disability policy researchers.