Researcher Contribution: Table Data: Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study (Ver 1.0): A. Gustman, T. Steinmeier, N. Tabatabai

May 06, 2010

This public data product was contributed by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier, and Nahid Tabatabai. The authors have generously made available to all interested parties the data files underlying the tables in their book, Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study. Eight waves of pension data from the HRS, covering fourteen years and three distinct cohorts, are analyzed in the book. The data files are organized by chapter and include all constructed and original variables from the HRS used in creating the tables that appear in each chapter.

In addition to these public data, there are restricted versions of the files. The coded data obtained from employer-provided summary plan descriptions (SPDs) collected during the Employer Pension Plan Study (EPPS) are restricted, because they contain detailed information coming from employers. The remainder of the data are public because they come from HRS respondent self reports, and as such contain no such confidential information. Visit the Restricted Data Overview page for an explanation of the application process.

Note(s): HRS Researcher Contributions are provided by fellow researchers interested in sharing their work. Interested researchers are encouraged to contribute their own datasets by submitting them via electronic mail to HRS User Support. HRS does not produce these files and thus can not support them, nor be responsible for their content or use. They are provided here as a service to the research community.

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