An Overview of the Health and Retirement Study

TitleAn Overview of the Health and Retirement Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsF. Juster, T, Suzman, RM
JournalJournal of Human Resources
Call Numberpubs_1995_Juster_FTJHR.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Healthcare, Methodology, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction

This paper examines the scientific, public policy, and organizational background out of which the Health and Retirement Study emerged. It describes the evolution of the major parameters of the survey and the unique planning structure designed to ensure that the substantive insights of the research community were fully reflected in the content of the database, highlights key survey innovations contained in the HRS, and provides a preliminary assessment of the quality of the data as reflected by sample size, sample composition, response rate, and survey content. The paper also describes the several types of administrative data that are expected to be added to the HRS data: earnings and benefits from Social Security files, and health insurance and pension data from the employers of survey respondents.


ProCite field 3 : National Institute on Aging; National Institute on Aging

Endnote Keywords

Demographic Trends and Forecasts/Health Status/Retirement Policies/HRS Sponsorship, Sample, Study Design/HRS content and design

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Citation Key6528