HRS Tracker 2008 (Final, Version 1.0)
October 21, 2010
The HRS Tracker 2008 (Final, Version 1.0) is now available.
The HRS 2008 Tracker file contains one observation for each individual who has ever been eligible to be interviewed by HRS in any wave. For each person, it contains several fixed demographic characteristics and a large number of wave-specific variables indicating interview status, and information about if, how, and when an interview was conducted. The HRS 2008 Tracker file also contains wave-specific sample weights for HRS households, respondents, and nursing home residents. A detailed description of the data is provided in the accompanying documentation file. There have been no changes to the HRS Cross-Wave Master ID file of December 2009.
- Updated Sample Weights based on 2008 Final Release data have been added.
- Weights for 2008 Physical and Leave-Behind measures are included.
- There is updated information on nursing home status.
- An indicator for the 2009 Internet data has been included.