Re-release; Distribution Files Reformatted -- 1992 HRS (Final, Version 2.0)
September 1, 2004
The 1992 distribution files have been re-released as .zip files instead of .exe files as summarized below. In addition:
- Identification variables are provided in character (string), instead of numeric, format to facilitate merging with the tracker file and later years' data files. The combined variable, HHIDPN, has been dropped. Other identification variables and AVERSION have been added. Other than these changes, no variables have been deleted or added in the version 2.00 release.
- Data alerts that necessitated changes to the data have been incorporated. As a result, both the number of records in some files and the values of some variables, including identification variables, have changed.
- The data and associated program statement files for SAS, SPSS, and Stata are provided with standard extensions.
- A listing of codebook files, the variables contained therein, and the corresponding data file is provided. The codebook files have not changed since 1995; the frequencies in the codebook files are based on data available at that time.
- The questionnaire files are now distributed in Adobe .PDF format.
- OSIRIS data descriptors and extract data descriptors are no longer provided.
- MSA flag files are now included along with other data and data descriptor files.
- The document Data Description and Usage, Version 1.0 (datadesc.txt) has been incorporated in the document h92dd.pdf
For a detailed explanation of changes made in this release see 1992 HRS Data Description.
|Contents||New Files||Old files|
|ASCII data files||h92da.zip||data.exe|
|SAS data descriptors||h92sas.zip||sas.exe|
|SPSS data descriptors||h92sps.zip||spss.exe|
|Stata data descriptors||h92sta.zip||stata.exe|
|OSIRIS data descriptors||---||osiris.exe|
|Extract data descriptors||---||extract.exe|
|MSA flag files||---||msaflag.exe|
|Questionnaire (WordPerfect format)||---||iview.exe|
|Questionnaire (Adobe PDF format)||h92qn_pdf.zip||---|
|Data description (May 1995)||---||datadesc.txt|
|Codebook documentation (ASCII)||h92cb.zip*||codebook.exe|
|Coding and editing instructions||h92cei.zip*||instruct.exe|
|Changes in version 2 (September 2004); data description, version 1 (May 1995)||h92dd.pdf||---|
|Distribution set (all of the above new files)||h92core.zip||apub101.exe|
* The contents of these files have not changed.
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