AHEAD Respondent and Deceased Spouse Earnings and Benefits Data (v1.0)

December 12, 2003

AHEAD Respondent and Deceased Spouse Earnings and Benefits Data are now available to researchers who qualify for access to restricted data.

This release includes information derived from RDSI, Covered Earnings and SSI records of Respondents who signed consent forms in AHEAD 1993 (Wave 1) or AHEAD 1995 (Wave 2). The release contains the following file types for both Respondents and Deceased Spouses:

AHEAD Respondent Earnings and Benefits files are only available through special agreement with the Health and Retirement Study. New users should visit the HRS Restricted Data Web site for details on how to apply for and obtain restricted data. Researchers who currently have permission to use HRS Earnings and Benefits data should submit a request in writing in order to obtain the new products.

Restricted data derived from SSA administrative records may not be merged with geographic information. For details on merge restrictions, please review the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table.

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