Cross-Wave Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures 1992-2010 (Early, Version 3.0)

February 23, 2012

The Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures data file 1992-2010 (Early, Version 3.0) is now available. This dataset replaces the previous (1992-2008) file and now includes imputations for 2010.

The Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures 1992-2010 (Early, V3.0) release contains imputations for cognitive functioning data for HRS 1992 through 2010. The objective was to perform imputations for respondents with missing cognition data using a multivariate, regression-based procedure using Imputation and Variance Estimation (IVEware) software. We used a combination of relevant demographic, health, and economic variables, as well as prior and current wave cognitive variables to perform the imputations. Prior wave cognitive scores were used to perform the imputations, except for the baseline waves for each of the cohorts where subsequent wave scores were used instead. Additional information about our imputation strategy is provided in the data description for this data product. This file incorporates imputations based on the Early Release version of HRS 2010.

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

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