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 data.exe
SAS data descriptors sas.exe
SPSS data descriptors spss.exe
Stata data descriptors 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) ---
Data description (May 1995) --- datadesc.txt
Codebook documentation (ASCII)* codebook.exe
Coding and editing instructions* instruct.exe
Changes in version 2 (September 2004); data description, version 1 (May 1995)h92dd.pdf---
Distribution set (all of the above new files) apub101.exe

* The contents of these files have not changed.

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