RAND CAMS Data File, Supported by NIA and SSA (Version B)

March 25, 2011

RAND CAMS Data File, Version B, has been released

The RAND CAMS data file is a user-friendly version of Part B of the CAMS survey. It contains annualized and cleaned aggregated consumption variables with consistent and intuitive naming conventions across waves and mean-based imputations. Specifically, total household spending is calculated across all categories and for subsets of spending: nondurables, durables, and auto purchases. This data file can be easily merged to the RAND HRS and other HRS files. As of 2010, five waves of CAMS data had been released by HRS. The RAND CAMS data are based on 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 final data releases (all V1).

The file was developed by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging, with funding and support from The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Please visit the RAND Aging Center Data Products for more information about what these files are, and how they can be obtained.

Questions or problems concerning the RAND HRS Data should be addressed to RANDHRShelp@rand.org at RAND.