2003 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Version 1.0

June 16, 2004

Version 1.0 of the 2003 CAMS early release data is now available at the HRS Public File Download Area.

CAMS 2003 is the second wave of the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey that began in 2001 with 5,000 individuals in 5,000 randomly selected households from the HRS. Of these, 4,156 were eligible to participate in CAMS 2003, after exclusions for death, loss to follow-up, or random assignment to another supplemental study. There were 3,254 respondents in CAMS 2003. Of these, 2,989 also completed CAMS 2001, and 265 responded for the first time, having failed to respond in 2001.

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.