Data Products » Restricted Data Product List » Respondent Cross-Year Summary Earnings

Version 4.0 of the Respondent Cross-Year Summary Earnings data set contains MEF earnings data for 24,939 respondents derived from 8 permission sets as summarized below. Information is provided for years 1951 through 2013.

Primary Cohort Permission Years In this Data Set
HRS 1992/1994/1996 3,853
AHEAD 1993/1995 4,276
CODA/War Baby 1999/2000 1,130
All 2004 3,414
All 2006/2008/2010/2012 12,266
  Total 24,939

N: 21,633
Product Type: SSA Administrative Data
Entry Cohort Info: HRS; AHEAD; CODA; WB; EBB; MBB
Version Notes:
  • This data set supersedes all previous Respondent Summary Earnings releases.
  • The Social Security Weights file is included in this data distribution set..
Latest Release: December 2014 (v4.0)


Geographic information in HRS public release data sets is recoded to Census Division categories. Files derived from SSA administrative data may merged with these data sets, but may not be merged with any data containing geographic identifiers at a level of detail below Census Division. In addition, data sets derived from SSA administrative data may not be merged with any other restricted data set(s) without the explicit written permission of the Health and Retirement Study.

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