HRS 2002 Core (Final, Version 2.0)

June 22, 2006

The HRS 2002 Core Final Release (Version 2.0) is now available.

The HRS 2002 Core Final Release contains data for 18,167 respondents. The data collection period for the 2002 interview was February 2002 through March 2003.

The HRS 2002 Core Final Release (Version 2.0) contains one case that was not in Version 1.0, and deletes one case that was in Version 1.0 (the latter having been previously noted in a data alert). Version 2.0 also incorporates all other changes to the data that have previously been noted in data alerts for Version 1.0. A more detailed description of the difference between the HRS 2002 Core Final Release Version 2.0 and Version 1.0 can be found in the data description document for Version 2.0.

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