HRS 1998 Exit Early Data Release (Version 1.0)

May 10, 2001

The HRS 1998 Exit Early Release (Version 1.0) is now available. Included are all sections of the exit interview.

These files have NOT yet been approved for use with SSA derived restricted data. Any requests to do so must be submitted formally through the restricted data group.

HRS/AHEAD users who want to use the data must register. To do so, go to the main HRS web page (, and follow the links "Data Center" and "Public Release Datasets and Files". Follow the directions on that page for Public Data Files released on or after January 1, 2001, selecting the appropriate link depending on whether or not you have already registered.

For those of you registering for the first time, after you have completed the registration form, click on SEND. You should receive a message saying the message was successfully sent, completing the registration process. Within one business day of submitting your registration form you should receive instructions and a password which will enable you to download any of the files released on or after January 1, 2001.

If you have forgotten your username or password, send an email to our registration help desk,

If you find any problems with the data, please report to us by email at our help desk address,