HRS 2002 Exit Early Data Release (Version 1.0)

February 3, 2004

The HRS 2002 Exit Early Release (Version 1.0) is now available. The 2002 Exit Early Release includes data from all sections of the exit interview. The 2002 Exit Early Release data are provided for the convenience of users who wish to begin analyzing data prior to a final release being available.

The HRS 2002 Exit Early Release contains data for 1,502 respondents.

Documentation, including codebooks and questionnaires, can be downloaded from our documentation page without registration. For completeness, we also include these files as part of each distribution package. Note that the box-and-arrow questionnaire for the exit interview is embedded within the box-and-arrow for the main interview. The entire questionnaire was included as part of the HRS 2002 Core Early Release. And we have also included that same questionnaire as part of this Exit Early Release.

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.

To access the data from the HRS main web page, follow the "Data/Documentation" link to the "Public File Download Area". Registration (free) is required for access.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by sending e-mail directly to