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.

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.