HRS 2010 Core (Final, Version 3.0)

April 15, 2013

The HRS 2010 Core Final Release (Version 3.0) is now available.

The following corrections have been made to the 2010 Core Final data:

  • Two cases were dropped from the 2010 Core data because they were determined to not be eligible for the HRS during the 2012 wave of data collection. The HHID and PN for the dropped cases are: 906471 010; 501251 020.
  • The variable MB017M in Section B has been corrected. The variable had missing data for 1,873 respondents and those data have been restored.
  • In addition, some of the data from comment coding had not been applied to variables in Section K, and those data are now in place. The following variables from Section K were updated with the data from comment coding:
  • MK015        MKW012_1      MKW057_2
    MK016        MKW012_2      MKW057_3
    MK020        MKW013_1      MKW063_1
    MK021        MKW014_1      MKW063_2
    MK025        MKW015_1      MKW065_1
    MK026        MKW016_1      MKW082_1
    MK029M1      MKW028_1      MKW082_2
    MK029M1      MKW034_1      MKW089_2
    MK029M2      MKW035_1      MKW091_2
    MK029M3      MKW036_1      MKW094_1
    MKW002_1     MKW049_1      MKW097_1M1
    MKW003_1     MKW054_1      MKW097_1M2
    MKW004_1     MKW054_2      MKW097_1M3
    MKW008_1     MKW054_3      MKW097_2M1
    MKW008_2     MKW056_1      MKW097_2M2
    MKW009_1     MKW056_3      MKW097_3M1
    MKW009_2     MKW057_1      MKW108_1
  • No other changes have been made to the data files between V2.0 and V3.0.

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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