RAND-HRS Data File

 RAND HRS Data File(v.P)

The RAND HRS Data file is a cleaned and easy-to-use version of data from fourteen waves of the Health and Retirement Study data, including six entry cohorts: the original 1992 Health and Retirement Study (HRS) cohort; the 1993 Study of Assets and Health Dynamics (AHEAD) cohort; the Children of Depression and War Baby cohorts entering in 1998;the Early Baby Boomer cohort entering in 2004, and the Mid Baby Boomer entering in 2010. Derived variables covering a broad though not complete range of measures have been constructed and named consistently across waves. It incorporates HRS data from 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 final release, and 2014 early release data.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) provided funding for the development of this file. SSA's Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics provided important research direction in the design of this data file.

Field Dates1992 – 2014
Latest ReleaseSep 2016 (P)
Entry Cohort Info
HRS: R born 1931-1941;
AHEAD: R born 1923 or earlier;
CODA (Children of Depression): R born 1924-1930;
WB (War Baby): R born 1942-1947;
EBB (Early Boomers): R born 1948-1953;
MBB (Mid Boomers): R born 1954-1959
Longitudinal Reference1992-2014
Data AlertsNone reported for this product