HRS 2004 Core Imputation (Early, Version 1.0)

October 24, 2005

The HRS 2004 Core Imputation Early Release (Version 1.0) is now available.

Covering nineteen sections of the core interviews, the HRS 2004 Core Imputation Early Release contains data for 20,139 respondents and 13,651 households. The data collection period for the 2004 interview was February 2004 through March 2005.

Note: Before merging the imputation data with HRS 2004 core data, you'll need to drop from the core data eight respondents who do not fit the requirements of the HRS 2004 sample. (See HRS 2004Early Core Release Data Description, (p. 12), for more detail. The HHIDs and PNs of the eight respondents to be dropped are: 502333 010, 500075 010, 501383 010, 501679 010, 502587 010, 501851 010, 501353 010, and 501321 010.

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.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by e-mail to