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Section W: EVENT HISTORY, INTERNET USE AND SOCIAL SECURITY  (Respondent)

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HHID           HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

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         18469           000003-502761.  Household Identification Number


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PN             RESPONDENT PERSON IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          9988         010.  Person Identifier
           532         011.  Person Identifier
            22         012.  Person Identifier
             1         013.  Person Identifier
          5869         020.  Person Identifier
           141         021.  Person Identifier
             7         022.  Person Identifier
           733         030.  Person Identifier
            41         031.  Person Identifier
             3         032.  Person Identifier
          1077         040.  Person Identifier
            53         041.  Person Identifier
             2         042.  Person Identifier


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KSUBHH         2006 SUB HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

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         17394           0.  Original sample household - no split from divorce or
                             separation of spouses or partners
           557           1.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 0 and new
                             spouse or partner, if any
           405           2.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 0 and new
                             spouse or partner, if any
            37           5.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 1 or 2
             6           6.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 1 or 2
            69           7.  Reunited household - respondents from split household
                             reunite
             1           8.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 1 or 2


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JSUBHH         2004 SUB HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         17557           0.  Original sample household - no split from divorce or
                             separation of spouses or partners
           465           1.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 0 and new
                             spouse or partner, if any
           355           2.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 0 and new
                             spouse or partner, if any
            29           5.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 1 or 2
             3           6.  Split household - one half of couple from SUBHH 1 or 2
            60           7.  Reunited household - respondents from split household
                             reunite


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KPN_SP         2006 SPOUSE/PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          5195         010.  Person Identifier
           460         011.  Person Identifier
            16         012.  Person Identifier
             1         013.  Person Identifier
          4670         020.  Person Identifier
           120         021.  Person Identifier
             5         022.  Person Identifier
           583         030.  Person Identifier
            36         031.  Person Identifier
             3         032.  Person Identifier
           879         040.  Person Identifier
            47         041.  Person Identifier
             2         042.  Person Identifier
            21         811.  Spouse of Non-Original Respondent
             2         812.  Spouse of Non-Original Respondent
             5         821.  Spouse of Non-Original Respondent
             2         831.  Spouse of Non-Original Respondent
             2         841.  Spouse of Non-Original Respondent
          6420       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview; Single R Household


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KCSR           2006 WHETHER COVERSHEET RESPONDENT
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12605           1.  Yes
          5864           5.  No


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KFAMR          2006 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12513           1.  Family R
          5956           5.  Non-Family R


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KFINR          2006 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12558           1.  Financial R
          5911           5.  Non-Financial R


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         ASK:
         
         IF piRvarsZ076_ReIwR_V = REIWR;
         IF (W313_Events > 0) AND W313_Events <> EMPTY;

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KW301M1        EVENTS- 1
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W301M[1]

         If only one event displayed, do not ask question but choose the number and go to
         next screen. 
         
         You mentioned the following events happened  [[since [PREV WAVE FIRST R IW 
         Month], [Previous Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/since [Previous
         Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/in the last two years]] .
         
         Which of these happened first,...next,...next?
         
            If an event is mentioned more than once enter the information in an F2
         comment.

         .................................................................................
           560           1.  DEATH OF SPOUSE/PARTNER
           392           2.  NURSING HOME STAY
           140           3.  MARRIED/PARTNERED
           175           4.  DIVORCED/SEPARATED
           312           5.  HEART ATTACK
           292           6.  STROKE
           438           7.  CANCER
          2024           8.  RESIDENTIAL MOVE
         12889           9.  NO EVENT
           543          10.  MOTHER DIED
           296          11.  FATHER DIED
            26          98.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
            14          99.  RF (Refused)
           368       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF piRvarsZ076_ReIwR_V = REIWR;
         IF (W313_Events > 0) AND W313_Events <> EMPTY;

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KW301M2        EVENTS- 2
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W301M[2]

         If only one event displayed, do not ask question but choose the number and go to
         next screen. 
         
         You mentioned the following events happened  [[since [PREV WAVE FIRST R IW 
         Month], [Previous Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/since [Previous
         Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/in the last two years]] .
         
         Which of these happened first,...next,...next?
         
            If an event is mentioned more than once enter the information in an F2
         comment.

         .................................................................................
            30           1.  DEATH OF SPOUSE/PARTNER
           108           2.  NURSING HOME STAY
            19           3.  MARRIED/PARTNERED
            13           4.  DIVORCED/SEPARATED
            17           5.  HEART ATTACK
            36           6.  STROKE
            25           7.  CANCER
           170           8.  RESIDENTIAL MOVE
                         9.  NO EVENT
            47          10.  MOTHER DIED
            12          11.  FATHER DIED
                        98.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
                        99.  RF (Refused)
         17992       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF piRvarsZ076_ReIwR_V = REIWR;
         IF (W313_Events > 0) AND W313_Events <> EMPTY;

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KW301M3        EVENTS- 3
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W301M[3]

         If only one event displayed, do not ask question but choose the number and go to
         next screen. 
         
         You mentioned the following events happened  [[since [PREV WAVE FIRST R IW 
         Month], [Previous Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/since [Previous
         Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/in the last two years]] .
         
         Which of these happened first,...next,...next?
         
            If an event is mentioned more than once enter the information in an F2
         comment.

         .................................................................................
             5           1.  DEATH OF SPOUSE/PARTNER
            22           2.  NURSING HOME STAY
            10           3.  MARRIED/PARTNERED
             1           4.  DIVORCED/SEPARATED
             6           5.  HEART ATTACK
             8           6.  STROKE
             4           7.  CANCER
            47           8.  RESIDENTIAL MOVE
                         9.  NO EVENT
             8          10.  MOTHER DIED
             3          11.  FATHER DIED
                        98.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
                        99.  RF (Refused)
         18355       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF piRvarsZ076_ReIwR_V = REIWR;
         IF (W313_Events > 0) AND W313_Events <> EMPTY;

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KW301M4        EVENTS- 4
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W301M[4]

         If only one event displayed, do not ask question but choose the number and go to
         next screen. 
         
         You mentioned the following events happened  [[since [PREV WAVE FIRST R IW 
         Month], [Previous Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/since [Previous
         Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/in the last two years]] .
         
         Which of these happened first,...next,...next?
         
            If an event is mentioned more than once enter the information in an F2
         comment.

         .................................................................................
                         1.  DEATH OF SPOUSE/PARTNER
             2           2.  NURSING HOME STAY
             2           3.  MARRIED/PARTNERED
                         4.  DIVORCED/SEPARATED
             3           5.  HEART ATTACK
                         6.  STROKE
                         7.  CANCER
             6           8.  RESIDENTIAL MOVE
                         9.  NO EVENT
                        10.  MOTHER DIED
                        11.  FATHER DIED
                        98.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
                        99.  RF (Refused)
         18456       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF piRvarsZ076_ReIwR_V = REIWR;
         IF (W313_Events > 0) AND W313_Events <> EMPTY;

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KW301M5        EVENTS- 5
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W301M[5]

         If only one event displayed, do not ask question but choose the number and go to
         next screen. 
         
         You mentioned the following events happened  [[since [PREV WAVE FIRST R IW 
         Month], [Previous Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/since [Previous
         Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/in the last two years]] .
         
         Which of these happened first,...next,...next?
         
            If an event is mentioned more than once enter the information in an F2
         comment.

         .................................................................................
                         1.  DEATH OF SPOUSE/PARTNER
                         2.  NURSING HOME STAY
                         3.  MARRIED/PARTNERED
                         4.  DIVORCED/SEPARATED
                         5.  HEART ATTACK
             1           6.  STROKE
                         7.  CANCER
                         8.  RESIDENTIAL MOVE
                         9.  NO EVENT
                        10.  MOTHER DIED
                        11.  FATHER DIED
                        98.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
                        99.  RF (Refused)
         18468       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF piRvarsZ076_ReIwR_V = REIWR;
         IF (W313_Events > 0) AND W313_Events <> EMPTY;

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KW301M6        EVENTS- 6
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W301M[6]

         If only one event displayed, do not ask question but choose the number and go to
         next screen. 
         
         You mentioned the following events happened  [[since [PREV WAVE FIRST R IW 
         Month], [Previous Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/since [Previous
         Wave First R Interview Year]/[Prev Wave Iw Yr]/in the last two years]] .
         
         Which of these happened first,...next,...next?
         
            If an event is mentioned more than once enter the information in an F2
         comment.

         .................................................................................
                         1.  DEATH OF SPOUSE/PARTNER
                         2.  NURSING HOME STAY
                         3.  MARRIED/PARTNERED
                         4.  DIVORCED/SEPARATED
                         5.  HEART ATTACK
                         6.  STROKE
                         7.  CANCER
                         8.  RESIDENTIAL MOVE
                         9.  NO EVENT
                        10.  MOTHER DIED
                        11.  FATHER DIED
                        98.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
                        99.  RF (Refused)
         18469       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         *Assign W313_Events := W3xx_W313_puNOEVENT:
         
         IF W313_Events = EMPTY AND SecN.N236_AssistN <> EMPTY;

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KW313          CHECKPOINT - NUMBER OF EVENTS
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 10  Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W313_Events

         User Note:  Count of the number of events mentioned at KW301M1 through KW301M6

         .................................................................................
         18451                     0-5.  Actual Value
            18                   Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = SLF;

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KW303          REGULAR USE OF WEB FOR EMAIL
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W303_

         Do you regularly use the World Wide Web, or the Internet, for sending and
         receiving e-mail or for any other purpose, such as making purchases, searching
         for information, or making travel reservations?

         .................................................................................
          6862           1.  YES
         10317           5.  NO
             1           8.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
             9           9.  RF (Refused)
          1280       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF ((piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = SLF) OR
         (piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = PXYSPISREPORTER)) OR
         (piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = PXYNONSPISREPORTER);

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KW311          MODE OF INTERVIEW
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.SSN_Permission.W311_IWMODE

         ENTER current mode of interview:

         .................................................................................
          7916           1.  TELEPHONE
         10531           2.  FACE-TO-FACE
            22       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF (piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = SLF) AND (((piRvarsZ120_AskSSPerm_V =
         YESGETPERMISSION) OR piRvarsZ120_AskSSPerm_V = EMPTY) AND (W311_IWMODE =
         FACETOFACE));

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KW306          SOCIAL SECURITY INTRODUCTION
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.SSN_Permission.W306_

         You must press [F9] to view this entire screen. 
         
         One of the most important parts of our study is to understand the financial
         situations of people in their retirement years. This is an important and
         challenging part of our research, and in order to obtain complete data for this
         research, we are asking our participants to complete a form authorizing us to
         obtain social security data on earnings and benefits.
         
         We want to assure you that the Health and Retirement Study is committed to
         taking the utmost care to protect the confidentiality of any information you
         give us, including the information on this form. Please take a minute to read
         the form.
         
            Hand form to R. Give R time to read the form, then explain it and answer any
         questions as needed. 
         
         (I have a letter here from the Social Security Administration describing the
         purpose of our research and supporting our research efforts. Please take a
         minute to read it.)  [You may have been asked to provide this consent to us in
         the past.  We are asking

         .................................................................................
          1861           1.  CONTINUE
         16608       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF (piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = SLF) AND (((piRvarsZ120_AskSSPerm_V =
         YESGETPERMISSION) OR piRvarsZ120_AskSSPerm_V = EMPTY) AND (W311_IWMODE =
         FACETOFACE));
         IF ((piSecBB063_MarStatAssign <> MARRIED) AND (piSecBB063_MarStatAssign <>
         SEPARATED)) AND (piSecBB063_MarStatAssign <> NEVERMARRIED);
         IF piSecBB063_MarStatAssign <> WIDOWED;

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KW309          EVER MARRIED DECEASED SPOUSE
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.SSN_Permission.W309_DEADSP

         Researchers are also interested in obtaining authorization from our study
         participants who may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits from a
         deceased husband or wife. Were you ever married to someone who is now deceased?

         .................................................................................
            45           1.  YES
           171           5.  NO
             2           8.  DK (Don't Know); NA (Not Ascertained)
             2           9.  RF (Refused)
         18249       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF (piSecAStartInterviewA009_SelfPrxy = SLF) AND (((piRvarsZ120_AskSSPerm_V =
         YESGETPERMISSION) OR piRvarsZ120_AskSSPerm_V = EMPTY) AND (W311_IWMODE =
         FACETOFACE));

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KW310          SOCIAL SECURITY PERMISSION
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.SSN_Permission.W310_SocSecPermit

         For the study's research purposes, would you authorize us to obtain your history
         of earnings and benefits administered by the Social Security Administration?
         
         [IWER: ENTER LOGGING ID  [R's LOGGING ID NUMBER FOR MAILED DOCUMENTS per X081] 
         ON BLUE FORM AND GIVE R THE FORM AND THE PREPAID MAILER IF THE R WILL BE MAILING
         IT BACK.] 
         
            Use blue form for R's own social security number. Additional green form is
         used for deceased spouse only.

         .................................................................................
          1127           1.  RESPONDENT AGREES - SIGNED FORM OBTAINED BY INTERVIEWER
           130           3.  RESPONDENT AGREES - FORM LEFT WITH R
           497           4.  RESPONDENT REFUSED
            10           5.  RESPONDENT NOT ABLE TO GIVE CONSENT
            97           9.  RESPONDENT UNDECIDED - FORM LEFT WITH R
         16608       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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         ASK:
         
         IF (((ACTIVELANGUAGE = CORENG) OR (ACTIVELANGUAGE = CORSPN)) OR (ACTIVELANGUAGE
         = PRXENG)) OR (ACTIVELANGUAGE = PRXSPN);

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KW307          ASSIST SECTION W
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0
         Ref: EventHistory.W307_Wassist

         How often did R receive assistance with answers in section W - Event
         History/Internet Use/Social Security Permission?

         .................................................................................
         17823           1.  NEVER
           324           2.  A FEW TIMES
           176           3.  MOST OR ALL OF THE TIME
           107           4.  THE SECTION WAS DONE BY A PROXY REPORTER
            17           5.  NO QUESTIONS ASKED IN SECTION W
            22       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); Partial Interview


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KVDATE         2006 DATA MODEL VERSION
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         User Note:  This variable identifies which data model was used to interview the
         household.  Please reference the data description for a summary of changes in
         each data model.

         .................................................................................
          2839           1.  Version 1
          2407           2.  Version 2
          3323           3.  Version 3
          9392           4.  Version 4
           508           5.  Version 5


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KVERSION       2006 DATA RELEASE VERSION
         Section: W     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         18469           2.  HRS 2006 Final Release