Cross-Wave Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Weights

These weights take the place of the previous CAMS Weights Release 1.0 of 03-30-2011. There are two sample weights for each wave of the HRS CAMS (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013): a household-level weight and a respondent-level weight. The household weight should be used for analyses of items that are measured at the household level in the survey, namely questions about household spending. The respondent weight should be used for analyses of respondent level items, specifically the activity measures.

Field Dates2001 – 2013
Latest ReleaseApr 2015 (Final V2.1)
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 Reference2001-2013
Data AlertsNone reported for this product