2001 Human Capital and Educational Expenses Mail Survey (Early)

July 22, 2004

Version 1.0 of the 2001 HUMS early release data is now available at the HRS Public File Download Area.

The questions asked in this survey were designed to facilitate research in a number of areas including parental investment in the human capital of their children, the allocation of parental resources across their offspring, and the effect of educational expenditures on mid-life savings of parents. The current release contains questions about high school attendance, college attendance (number, duration, type), and the proportion of college expenses (tuition, food, housing) paid for by the parent of the child.

The expenses associated with attending a given college in a given year are NOT included in this dataset. This information will be calculated and released at some point in the future.

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.