HRS 2000 Early Data Release (Version 1)

June 22, 2001

The HRS 2000 Early Release (Version 1), and the associated weights file, are now available.

HRS early releases are provided within a very short time of the end of a data collection period. They are provided for the convenience of users who wish to begin analyzing data prior to a final release being available. Early release files are at the respondent level.

The HRS 2000 early release contains 19,581 respondents. The HRS 2000 early release presents the responses for the full set of releasable HRS questions and contain sampling weights (in a separate file).

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. Approval is expected shortly, so watch the web page for announcements.

To access the data, follow the "Data Center" and "Public File Download Area links on the HRS main web page. Registration (free) is required for access.

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