HRS Tracker 2006 (Final, Version 1.0)

October 17, 2007

The HRS Tracker 2006 (Final, Version 1.0) is now available.

The HRS 2006 Tracker file contains one observation for each individual who has ever been eligible to be interviewed by HRS in any wave. For each person, it contains several fixed demographic characteristics and a large number of wave-specific variables indicating interview status, and information about if, how, and when an interview was conducted. The HRS 2006 Tracker file also contains wave-specific sample weights for HRS households, respondents, and nursing home residents. A detailed description of the data is provided in the accompanying documentation file. Also see the updated HRS Cross-Wave Master ID File (Final, Version 2.0), now available.

Whatís new:

  • Weights for 2004 Physical and Leave-Behind measures are included.
  • There is updated information on nursing home status.
  • Pension estimation information has been updated.

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