HRS 2008 Core (Final, Version 2.0)

October 01, 2010

The HRS 2008 Core Final Release (Version 2.0) is now available.

Some of the comment and open end data for the 2008 wave did not get incorporated into the 2008 Core Final Release (Version 1.0). The data changes are now incorporated into the 2008 Core Final data, Version 2.0. A list of the affected variables can be viewed in the 2008 Core Final Data Description (2.0). Minor corrections were also made to the 2008 Core Final codebook.

Aside from the above changes, the remainder of the 2008 Core Final data are unchanged between Versions 1.0 and 2.0. That is, Version 2.0 contains data for 17,217 respondents in 11,897 households from all of the sections of the 2008 Core questionnaire, including physical measures, blood pressure, and psychosocial data. The 2008 Core Final data (Version 2.0) do not include results of blood tests. Assay results from the blood tests will be released separately.

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.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by e-mail to