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Module 1: Financial preparedness

Module 2: Risk aversion

Module 3: Parents' and siblings' health and long-term care use

Module 4: Valuation of health insurance benefits
Asks whether respondent would drop employer-paid health insurance coverage if given an increase in current pay.

Module 5: Medicare valuation
Opinions on Medicare coverage options.

Module 6: Characteristics of the home environment

Module 7: Subjective probabilities of health-related events

Module 8: Informed consent with Alzheimer's disease patients
Elicits opinions about research on people with Alzheimer's with respect to informed consent issues.

Module 9: Cognition - number series
The purpose of this module was to broaden the content domain currently assessed in the HRS to include “fluid intelligence.” The specific purpose was to see if we could achieve reasonably informative test scores by using a small subset of items from the Number Series task adapted from the new WJ III using adaptive testing methodology. The task administered in HRS 2006 was identical to the one included in HRS 2004. More detail about the rationale for, development of, and administration details of this task is available in the Ofstedal, Fisher, & Herzog (2005) HRS Cognition documentation report (http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/userg/dr-006.pdf).

Module 10: Cognition - retrieval fluency
The purpose of this module was to broaden the content domain currently assessed in the HRS to include “fluid intelligence.” The specific purpose was to see if we could achieve reasonably informative test scores by using a retrieval fluency task adapted from the Woodcock Johnson III test battery. A random sub-sample of HRS respondents was selected and asked to complete the Retrieval Fluency module after the standard HRS survey. Half of the sample for this module came from the sample that was selected to receive the number series module in 2004; the other half was selected randomly from the remaining sample of self-respondents in 2006.

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