HRS 2002 Core (Early, Version 1)

June 20, 2003

The HRS 2002 Core Early Release (Version 1) is now available. Included are all sections of the core interview.

The HRS 2002 Core Early Release contains data for 18,167 respondents and 12,350 households. The data collection period for the 2002 interview was February 2002 through March 2003.

The dataset may be downloaded from the HRS Public File Download Area. 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,, or through the Help Desk page on this site.

Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of this data set.