What's Available (Public)

This section contains a year-by-year listing of public datasets and files which are currently available to registered users. To see metadata information available for a particular interviewing year, select any of the links in the Data Collection Year column of the Cross-Section Datasets sub-table. With the exception of sensitive health data products, all files on this page are available to any registered user.

Note: Be sure to review Data Alerts after downloading datasets in order to catch up on recent changes.

Tracker File

The HRS Tracker file facilitates the use of HRS data within and across waves.

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
Cross-Wave Tracker File
(Final 2014 V1.0)
Jul 2017More Info

Biennial Data and Imputations

Additional biennial data products, not shown on this page, have been contributed by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging.

2014

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2014 Core
(Final V1.0)
Nov 2016More Info
HRS 2014 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Mar 2016More Info
HRS 2014 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
May 2016More Info

2012

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2012 Core
(Final V1.0)
Dec 2014More Info
HRS 2012 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Mar 2015More Info
HRS 2012 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Jun 2014More Info

2010

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2010 Core
(Final V5.0)
Dec 2014More Info
HRS 2010 Core Industry Occupation Supplement
(Final V1.0)
Feb 2013More Info
HRS 2010 Exit
(Final V2.0)
Sep 2012More Info
HRS 2010 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Nov 2011More Info

2008

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2008 Core
(Final V3.0)
Dec 2014More Info
HRS 2008 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Nov 2010More Info
HRS 2008 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Mar 2010More Info

2006

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2006 Core
(Final V3.0)
Dec 2014More Info
HRS 2006 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Oct 2008More Info
HRS 2006 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Nov 2007More Info

2004

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2004 Core
(Final V1.0)
May 2016More Info
HRS 2004 Core Imputations
(Early V1.0)
Oct 2005More Info
HRS 2004 Core Industry Occupation Supplement
(Final V1.0)
Feb 2013More Info
HRS 2004 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Sep 2011More Info
HRS 2004 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Sep 2011More Info

2002

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2002 Core
(Final V2.0)
Jul 2006More Info
HRS 2002 Core Imputations
(Final V1.0)
Jun 2005More Info
HRS 2002 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Dec 2006More Info
HRS 2002 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Oct 2006More Info

2000

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 2000 Core
(Final V1.0)
Apr 2004More Info
HRS 2000 Core Imputations
(Final V2.0)
Dec 2002More Info
HRS 2000 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Mar 2005More Info
HRS 2000 Exit Imputations
(Early V1.0)
Sep 2002More Info
HRS 2000 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Aug 2006More Info

1998

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 1998 Core
(Final V2.3)
Nov 2003More Info
HRS 1998 Core Imputations
(Final V3.0)
Dec 2002More Info
HRS 1998 Exit
(Final V1.0)
Jan 2005More Info
HRS 1998 Exit Imputations
(Early V2.0)
Jun 2004More Info
HRS 1998 Post-Exit
(Final V1.0)
Feb 2006More Info

1996

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 1996 Core
(Final V4.00)
Mar 2007More Info
HRS 1996 Core Imputations
(Final V3.0)
Dec 2002More Info
HRS 1996 Exit
(Final V1.00)
Sep 2003More Info
HRS 1996 Exit Imputations
(Final V1.0)
Jun 2004More Info

1995

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
AHEAD 1995 Core
(Final V2.0)
Aug 2007More Info
AHEAD 1995 Core Imputations
(Final V3.0)
Dec 2002More Info
AHEAD 1995 Exit
(Final V2.0)
Jun 2003More Info
AHEAD 1995 Exit Imputations
(Final V1.0)
Jun 2004More Info

1994

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 1994 Core
(Final V2.0)
Sep 2004More Info
HRS 1994 Core Imputations
(Final V3.0)
Nov 2003More Info

1993

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
AHEAD 1993 Core
(Final V2.10)
Mar 1998More Info

1992

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
HRS 1992 Core
(Final V2.0)
Sep 2004More Info
HRS 1992 Core Imputations
(Final V3.0)
Nov 2003More Info

Off-Year Studies

Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2015 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V1.0)
Aug 2016More Info
2013 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V.2.0)
Oct 2015More Info
2011 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V.2.0)
Mar 2014More Info
2009 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V.1.0)
Apr 2010More Info
2007 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V1.0)
Jul 2008More Info
2005 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V1.0)
Dec 2006More Info
2003 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V2.0)
Apr 2011More Info
2001 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)
(Final V3.0)
Apr 2011More Info

Disability Vignette Survey (DVS)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2007 Disability Vignette Survey (DVS)
(Final V1.0)
Jun 2008More Info

Health Care Mail Survey (HCMS)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2011 Health Care Mail Survey (HCMS)
(Final V.2.0)
Jun 2015More Info

Health Care and Nutrition Study (HCNS)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2013 Health Care and Nutrition Study (HCNS)
(Final V4.0)
Dec 2016More Info

Human Capital and Educational Expenses Mail Survey (HUMS)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2001 Human Capital and Educational Expenses Mail Survey (HUMS)
(Early V1.0)
Jul 2004More Info
2001 HUMS College Tuition Imputations
(Early V1.0)
Jun 2005More Info

Life History Mail Survey

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2017 Life History Mail Survey
(TBD)
TBDMore Info
2015 Life History Mail Survey
(Final V1.0)
Jun 2017More Info

Internet Survey

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2013 Internet Survey
(Final V1.0)
Mar 2016More Info
2011 Internet Survey
(Final V1.0)
Jan 2012More Info
2009 Internet Survey
(Final V1.0)
Oct 2010More Info
2007 Internet Survey
(Final V1.0)
Jul 2009More Info
2006 Internet Survey
(Final V1.0)
Nov 2008More Info
2003 Internet Survey
(Final V1.0)
Jan 2007More Info

Mail Survey (1999)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
1999 Mail Survey
(Early V1.0)
Jul 2000More Info

Veterans Mail Survey

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
2013 Veterans Mail Survey
(Final V1.0)
Feb 2014More Info

Sensitive Health Data Products

Sensitive Health Data Products are available under terms of a supplemental registration system that requires special download procedures. If you have questions concerning a Sensitive Health Data Product, contact HRS User Support for further information.

Biomarker Data

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
Biomarker Data 2012
(Final V1.0)
Apr 2015More Info
Biomarker Data 2010
(Final V1.0)
Apr 2015More Info
Biomarker Data 2008
(Final V1.0)
Apr 2013More Info
Biomarker Data 2006
(Final V1.0)
Apr 2013More Info

The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS)

Tracker File

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS) Cross-Wave Tracker File
(Early V7.0)
Dec 2010More Info

Wave Data

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS) Wave C
(V8.0)
Apr 2013More Info
The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS) Wave B
(Early V6.0)
Oct 2009More Info
The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS) Wave A
(Early V6.0)
Oct 2009More Info

Diabetes Study

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
Diabetes Study 2003
(Final V2.0)
Apr 2007More Info

Health and Well-Being Study (HWB)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
Health and Well-Being Study (HWB) 2009
(Early V2.0)
Oct 2015More Info

Prescription Drug Study (PDS)

NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
Prescription Drug Study (PDS) 2007
(Final V1.0)
Mar 2011More Info
Prescription Drug Study (PDS) 2005
(Final V1.0)
Nov 2008More Info

Genetic Data

Availablity terms vary based on the product. See the Genetic Data page for full details.
NameDocumentationRelease DateLink
Polygenic Score Data (PGS)
(V1.0)
Jul 2017More Info
HRS-dbGaP 2006-2010 Cross-Reference File
(Final V1.0)
May 2017More Info
HRS Candidate Gene Cognition and Behavior File
(Final V1.0)
Dec 2014More Info
HRS Candidate Gene Longevity File
(Final V1.0)
Dec 2014More Info
HRS-dbGaP 2006-2008 Cross-Reference File
(Final V1.1)
May 2012More Info

Longitudinal and Cross-Wave Data Products

Additional cross-year data products, not shown on this page, have been contributed by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging.

Name Longitudinal Reference Documentation Release Date Link
Pension Wealth 1992 and 1998
(Ver 2.0)
HRS: 1992; All: 1998Dec 2006More Info
Cross-Wave Census Region/Division and Mobility File
(Final V6.1)
1992-2014Feb 2017More Info
Cross-Wave Child Proximity
(Final V1.0)
2004-2008May 2010More Info
Cross-Wave Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Weights
(Final V2.1)
2001-2013Apr 2015More Info
Cross-Wave Employer Pension Data Tracker File
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992; HRS and War Baby: 1998Jun 2005More Info
Cross-Wave Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures 1992-2014
(Final V5.0)
1992-2014Jan 2017More Info
Cross-Wave Imputations for Pension Related Variables
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992-1996, HRS and War Baby: 1998-2002Jun 2005More Info
Cross-Wave Labor Section Carry Forward Variables
(Ver 2.0)
HRS: 1992-2000; War Baby: 1998-2000; All employed respondents: 2002-2004Sep 2006More Info
Cross-Wave Longitudinal Other Person Number (LOPN)
(Ver 1.0)
1992-2002Feb 2004More Info
Cross-Wave Master ID File
(2008 V1.0)
1992-2008Dec 2009More Info
Cross-Wave Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures of Pre-Retirees
(Final V5.0)
1992, 1998, 2004Feb 2016More Info
Cross-Wave Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures of Pre-Retirees Wave 10
(V1.0)
2010Mar 2016More Info
Cross-Wave Respondent Pension Data Tracker File
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992-1996; All: 1998-2004Jan 2007More Info
Cross-Wave SSA Permissions Consent History
(Final V5.0)
1992-2012Dec 2015More Info
Employer-Sponsored Pension Wealth from Current Jobs in 2004
(Ver 1.0)
All: 2004Jul 2009More Info
Employer-Sponsored Pension Wealth from Current Jobs in 2010
(Ver 1.0)
All: 2010Mar 2016More Info

Researcher Contributions

HRS Researcher Contributions are provided by fellow researchers interested in sharing their work. Interested researchers are encouraged to contribute their own datasets by submitting them via electronic mail to HRS User Support. HRS does not produce these files and thus can not support them, nor can HRS be responsible for their content or use. They are provided here as a service to the research community.

Name Datasets Used Authors Release Date Link
401k File
(Ver 1.0)
HRS 1992Bob PeticolasJul 1999More Info
Administrative Supplement: Enhancing Pension Data Files
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992-1996, HRS, War Baby, EBB: 1998-2006A. Gustman, T. Steinmeier, N. TabatabaiJan 2013More Info
HRS/AHEAD Second Home Ownership and Equity Corrections
(Ver 1.0)
AHEAD 1993, AHEAD 1995, HRS 1996Honggao Cao; F. Thomas JusterAug 2004More Info
Imputed Medical Expenditures
(Ver 1.0)
HRS 1994Dan HillApr 1999More Info
Pension Present Value Database
(Ver 1.0)
HRS 1992Bob Peticolas; Tom SteinmeierSep 1999More Info
Researcher Contribution: Dementia Predicted Probabilities Files
(v1.0)
M. Hurd et alNov 2013More Info
Researcher Contribution: Future Elderly Model (FEM) Files
(v1.6)
Roybal Center for Health Policy SimulationMay 2015More Info
Researcher Contribution: Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3)
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992-1996, HRS, War Baby, EBB: 1998-2006Duncan Ermini LeafMar 2015More Info
Researcher Contribution: Part III: Pension Wealth Variables 1992-2010
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992-1996, HRS, War Baby, EBB: 1998-2006A. Gustman, T. Steinmeier, N. TabatabaiSep 2014More Info
Researcher Contribution: Prescription Drug Lookup Experiment (PDLE)
(v1.0)
M. CouperJan 2016More Info
Researcher Contribution: Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE) Files
(v1.0)
ICPSR at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of MichiganJun 2013More Info
Self-Reported Pension Wealth
(Ver 1.0)
HRS 1992AnonymousOct 1998More Info
Table Data: Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study
(Ver 1.0)
HRS: 1992-1996, HRS, War Baby, EBB: 1998-2006A. Gustman, T. Steinmeier, N. TabatabaiMay 2010More Info
Telomere Data 2008
(Final V1.0)
Tracker File Codebook2008 Core Codebook; 2006 Exit CodebookDec 2013More Info