Exact Date of Birth, Death and Interview Released as Restricted Datasets

June 7, 2010

To protect respondent confidentiality, HRS only releases month/year for interview date, birth date, and date of death. For researchers who need exact date information (MMDDYYYY), the following restricted datasets have been created.

  • Respondent Date of Birth
  • Exit Date of Death
  • Date of Interview (1992-2008)

These data products match Tracker 2008, and are uniquely identified by Household Identifier (HHID) and Person Number (PN).

Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of these data sets.