RAND-HRS Data (Version H-2)

February 10, 2008

RAND-HRS Data Version H-2: Corrections to Disability Application Status and Total Years Worked

A new version of the RAND HRS Data File has been released, replacing all prior versions. Two problems have been discovered with the previous version of RAND-HRS H. One affects SSI disability application status and the second affects total years worked. The problems have been corrected in the files currently available for download. The Ver H-2 Feb 2009 problem description contains detailed information on these issues as well as updated frequencies and means. Sect E Social Security contains the revised disability codebook section.

If you prefer a file with just the changed variables to merge with your current data, contact the RAND-HRS Help Desk at RANDHRShelp@rand.org. Note that these corrections will be incorporated in Version I, which should be released within a month or so.

The RAND HRS data set was developed by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and Social Security Administration (SSA) provided funding for the file's development. SSA's Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics provided important research direction in the data file's design. Please visit the RAND Aging Center Data Products page for more information about this data set and how it can be obtained.

All questions or problems concerning the RAND HRS Data should be addressed to RANDHRShelp@rand.org at RAND.