HRS Tracker 2002 Version 1.0

May 6, 2004

The HRS Tracker 2002 (Version 1.0) is now available. Tracker files will now be named for the most recent interview wave covered in the file. Compared to the prior release of the Tracker File (Version 3.1, April 2003), Tracker 2002 Version 1.0 adds data from HRS 2002. Also included are two variables describing a respondent's educational attainment, DEGREE (highest degree of education), and SCHLYRS (numbers of years in school), and one variable indicating whether a respondent is included in the restricted database on employer pensions for 1992 or 1998, PENFLAG. Finally, the nursing home variable for 2002 (HNURSHM) adds codes for nursing home status of non-respondents based on interviewer call records.

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