For more than 20 years, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) has been a leading source for information on the changing health and economic circumstances of adults over age 50 in the United States.
By asking select individuals to participate in the study and tell us about their lives, HRS paints an invaluable portrait of America's older adults. Scientists have used this information to publish over 3,500 books, articles and papers you can access through our searchable online bibliography.
HRS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA U01AG009740) and the Social Security Administration.
For a general introduction to the study design and content, view this 12-minute video.
View a data book for HRS research on working longer, the aging brain, retirement preparation, and comparison with other countries.
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