HRS Tracker 2012 (Early, Version 1.0)

June 05, 2014

The HRS Tracker 2012 (Early, Version 1.0) is now available.

Tracker files are named for the most recent interview wave covered in the file. Structurally, the HRS 2012 Tracker Early Release (Version 1.0) retains all the information contained in the HRS 2010 Tracker Final Release (Version 1.0), with a few additions. This version of the Tracker includes both household and respondent weights. There have been no changes to the HRS Cross-Wave Master ID file of December 2009.

The HRS 2012 Tracker Early Release (Version 1.0) contains all cases of the continuing cohorts (AHEAD,CODA,HRS,WB,EBB,MBB), including new sample members who joined the study in the 2012 wave, comprising 38,008 sample lines.

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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