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For the convenience of researchers who wish to compare 2004 questions with previous versions, each item in the 2004 questionnaire displays the 2000 Surveycraft question number and short label as well as the 2004 Blaise fieldname. In addition, the HRS 2004 codebook variable descriptions contain links to corresponding HRS 2000 and HRS 2002 variables.

N: 20, 129 (R) ; 13,645 (HH) Field Dates: Mar 2004 – Feb 2005 Response Rate: 87.8% Latest Release: May 2016 (Final V1.0)
Entry Cohort Info:
HRS: Original R born 1931-1941;
AHEAD: Original R born in 1923 or earlier;
CODA (Children of Depression): Original R born 1924-1930;
WB (War Baby): Original R born 1942-1947;
EBB (Early Boomers): Original R born 1948-1953
Basic Information:
Online Questionnaire Data Description Codebook Modules


(2007-04-02)    2004 HRS Core (Final Release, Version 1.0): Primary identifiers (PN) are missing from the file H04PR_SB.
(2007-03-06)    2004 HRS Core (Final Release, Version 1.0): Minor processing errors resolved
(2007-01-22)    2004 HRS Core (Final Release, Version 1.0): Section Q values changed for five respondents.
(2006-10-17)    2004 HRS Core (Final Release, Version 1.0): HSUBHH Changed for Five Respondents.

Important Links:
Tracker File CodebookOnline ConcordanceRestricted Dataset Merge Cross-ReferenceHRS Public File Download Area