Researcher Contribution: Pension Data Tracker File

March 17, 2005

The Pension Data Tracker file is constructed to help users in identifying employees with self-reported pension coverage and employer pension plan descriptions data from the 1993 and/or 1999 employer survey(s). This file is a respondent level file that contains one record for every respondent in HRS and War Baby cohorts who participated in the core survey in 1992 and/or 1998. There are 15960 observations in the data file.

The data file contains indices indicating whether respondents had pension coverage in 1992 and/or 1998 from current, last, and/or previous jobs, whether respondents worked for an employer with 25 or more employees at all locations in the 1998 survey, whether respondentsí employer contact information was available in the 1998 survey, and whether respondents had matched plan descriptions from the 1993 and/or 1999 employer survey(s). For the 1998 survey, two other variables are included:

  • whether or not the respondentsí employer was interviewed
  • whether or not matched plans were obtained through an interview and are available for the respondent.

The data set may be downloaded from the HRS Public File Download Area. Registration (free) is required for access.

This file is an HRS Researcher Contribution file. Researcher contribution files are provided by fellow researchers interested in sharing their work. Interested researchers are encouraged to contribute their own files by sending electronic mail to HRS User Support at HRS did not produce this file and thus can not support it, nor be responsible for its content or use. It is provided only as a service to the research community.

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.