Re-release; Distribution Files Reformatted -- 1994 HRS (Final, Version 2.0)

September 1, 2004

The 1994 distribution files have been re-released as summarized below

  • 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 variables, HHIDPN, HHIDPRN, and HHIDIPN have been dropped. Other identification variables and CVERSION 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.
  • CSUBHH has been changed for two cases.
  • A listing of codebook files, the variables contained therein, and the corresponding data file is provided. The codebook files have not changed since 1998; the frequencies in the codebook files are based on data available at that time.
  • The questionnaire files are now distributed in Adobe .PDF format.
  • Two documents, Data Description and Usage, Version 1.00 (datadesc.txt) and Difference between the HRS Wave 2 Partial Public Release and the HRS Wave 2 Full Public Release (partrel.txt), have been incorporated in the document h94dd.pdf

For a detailed explanation of changes made in this release see 1994 HRS Data Description.


Contents New Files Old files
ASCII data files h94da.zip h94da.zip
SAS data descriptors h94sas.zip h94sas.zip
SPSS data descriptors h94sps.zip h94sps.zip
Stata data descriptors h94sta.zip h94sta.zip
Questionnaire in WordPerfect format --- h94iw.zip
Questionnaire in Adobe PDF format h94qn_pdf.zip ---
Data description (June 1998) --- datadesc.txt
Differences between the partial and full release (June 1998) --- partrel.txt
Codebook documentation in ASCII format h94cb.zip* h94cb.zip
Changes in version 2 (September 2004) data description, version 1; differences between full and partial release (June 1998)h94dd.pdf---
Distribution set (all of the above files) h94core.zip h94.zip

* The contents of these files have not changed.

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