AHEAD 1995 Exit Imputation Data (Version 1.0)

April 28, 2004

The AHEAD 1995 exit imputation data (Version 1.0) are now available. Users who intend to use the data in Section NR are advised to read carefully the following notice, which also appears at the beginning of the codebook.

"Cross-Variable Inconsistencies in the Asset Distribution Variables: Due to the structure of the data, there might be some inconsistencies across the asset distribution variables in Section NR. These variables include the total value of a respondent's asset (N5204X), and the respondent's asset distribution (amount and percentage) to spouse (N5123X and N5124X), children (N5134X and N5135X), charities (N5156X and N5157X), siblings (N5166X and N5167X), relatives (N5176X and N5177X), friends (N5186X and N5187X), and others (N5196X and N5197X). The sum of the all the distribution components might not be same as the single, total asset value variable (N5204X). Please note that the inconsistencies arise not just because of our imputation strategy, which treats each of the 14 asset distribution components individually, but also in the original data reports. Users are advised that they perform the consistency check among those variables, and fix the problem appropriately before using the data. "

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

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