HRS 1996 Final Core Data Release (Version 3)

May 15, 2001

The HRS 1996 Final Core Data Release (Version 3) is now available. All sections and all variables of the core interview are included. This release supersedes all earlier releases of this data.

Version 1 of the HRS 1996 Final Core Data Release included only sections CS, A. B. F. J. N and R. Version 2 included all sections, but did not include variables identified as "family variables," most of which are located in Sections D and J. Version 3 includes all sections and all variables.

As well as the familiar household-level and respondent-level files, the HRS 1996 Final Core Data Release, version 3, contains files at five other levels -- household-member-and-child, sibling, helper, transfer-to-child-or-grandchildren, and transfer-from-child. See the data description for details.

In addition, a special file has been prepared with information about the family respondent's parents merged onto the family respondent's record, and about the family respondent's spouse's or partner's parents merged onto the family respondent's spouse's or partner's record. This file is available at our web site.

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

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