Web Site Additions and Changes

This page contains a date-ordered list of routine additions and changes to the contents and/or structure of the HRS Web site. It can be used to determine what has changed since your last visit. For information on new products, major site changes, data alerts, news items, and event announcements, please visit the News Items, Events and Announcements page.

An RSS feed HRS News Feed containing HRS news items is also available.

January 20, 2016:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 3110 items (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1822 are journal articles. This is the second update for 2016.

September 20, 2015:

  • The restricted data pages have been updated to reflect policy changes related to implementation of the MiCDA Data Enclave Virtual Data Infrastructure. The MiCDA VDI provides users with remote access to restricted data sets and a virtual Windows 7 workstation configured with a complete suite of data analytic software and Microsoft Office programs.

September 17, 2015:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 2996 items (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1751 are journal articles. This is the fourth update for 2015.

July 2, 2015:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 2860 items (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1648 are journal articles. This is the third update for 2015.

May 18, 2015:

February 25, 2015:

The HRS Concordance has been updated and now includes information for 2012 Core and 2012 Exit

November 17, 2014:

On this date the following web sites were moved to a new server system:

October 8, 2014:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 2687 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1545 are journal articles.

August 29, 2014:

  • The Data Collection Path diagram has been updated to include information for 2013 and 2014. Page layout has also been revised to allow space for work in future years.
  • Restricted Data: Exit Date of Death files have a new distrbution format: XDODyyyy.

August 8, 2014:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 2565 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1444 are journal articles.

August 5, 2014:

February 14, 2014:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 2516 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1424 are journal articles.

January 3, 2014:

  • The latest update to the Online Bibliography resulted in a reference count of 2492 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1408 are journal articles. The keyword to interest area cross-reference has also been updated.

December 10, 2013:
Metadata updates for HRS 1992 and HRS 1994

  • HRS 1992:
    • Section 04: Delete variables and freqs for V48 and V49
    • Section 05: Delete variables and freqs for v218, v219, v220
    • Section 05: Change v214 to V214M and add 'MASKED' to the label; insert new codeframe
    • Section 05: Change v217 to v217M and add 'MASKED' to the label; modify codeframe
    • Section 05: Change v221 to v221M and add 'MASKED' to the label; modify codeframe
  • HRS 1994:
    • Section A_R: Delete W48, W20048, W49, W20049
    • Section A_R: Change W226 to W226M; add 'MASKED' to the label; insert new codeframe
    • Section A_R: Change W229 to W229M; add 'MASKED' to the label; insert new codeframe
    • Section A_R: Delete W230, W231, W232
    • Section A_R: Change W233 to W233M; add 'MASKED' to the label; insert new codeframe

November 1, 2013:

  • Recent updates to the Online Bibliography: on September 26th and October 30th. The reference count as of this date is 2481 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1399 are journal articles.
  • Note: Further bibliography updates were made on November 5th.

August 13, 2013:

  • Over the last 3 months, the Online Bibliography has been updated on June 27th, July 19th and August 13th. The reference count as of this date is 2407 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1345 are journal articles.

August 1, 2013:

  • An feedback system has been implemented that allows registered HRS users to express their opinion about survey items scheduled to be cut from the 2014 wave of HRS. By selecting this link users are taken to an online form for reviewing the questions, with boxes for indicating items to be keps and additional fields for comments.

May 31, 2013:

  • The Online Bibliography has been updated. The reference count as of this date is 2369 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1345 are journal articles.

April 1, 2013:

  • The Online Bibliography has been updated. The reference count as of this date is 2347 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1324 are journal articles.

  • Based on user input, corrections have been made to the Concordance question table. These include:
    • Open-ended questions from Core 2008 and Core 2010.
    • Missing questions from Core 2010 preload.
    • Missing Cross-reference records for 2008/2010 Core/Exit

February 13, 2013:

  • The Online Bibliography has been updated. The reference count as of this date is 2327 (newspaper and magazine references not included), of which 1314 are journal articles. This count also includes a previous update completed in November 2012.

  • A new version of the Restricted Data Protection Plan Checklist has been linked to Restricted Data page. This document assists researchers in planning the secure computing environment in which they will work with HRS restricted data. Researchers are now required to provide additional information about the their computing environments.


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