HRS Cross-Wave Master ID 2008 (Early, Version 1.0) File

December 18, 2009

The HRS Cross-Wave Master ID 2008 (Early, Version 1.0) File is now available.

Due to the changes in a small number of HHIDs and PNs, merging by HHID and PN across Core waves of data, or between the Tracker file and Core waves, typically produces a small number of cases that do not merge successfully. To simplify the process of merging, we have created a Master ID file. This file mirrors the Tracker file in that it contains one record for every individual who was ever eligible for an HRS interview.

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