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Section TR: HRS TRACKER FILE  (Respondent)

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HHID           HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable uniquely identifies an original household across waves.

         .................................................................................
         37811           000001-959738.  Household Identifier Range


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PN             PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         Each respondent has a Person Number. The identifier is unique within an original
         household across waves.

         .................................................................................
         22092         010.  Person number
           910         011.  Person number
            41         012.  Person number
             1         013.  Person number
         11445         020.  Person number
           235         021.  Person number
            12         022.  Person number
             1         023.  Person number
          1201         030.  Person number
            71         031.  Person number
             7         032.  Person number
          1699         040.  Person number
            86         041.  Person number
             9         042.  Person number
             1         043.  Person number


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BIRTHMO        BIRTHDATE: MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         For three HRS/AHEAD Overlap cases the HRS and AHEAD month of birth did not
         match, the AHEAD month of birth is used here.

         .................................................................................
           162           0.  Month of birth is unknown
          3108           1.  January
          2872           2.  February
          3197           3.  March
          2975           4.  April
          3089           5.  May
          3272           6.  June
          3292           7.  July
          3329           8.  August
          3153           9.  September
          3248          10.  October
          3005          11.  November
          3109          12.  December


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BIRTHYR        BIRTHDATE: YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         Falling into one of the four birth cohorts below does not necessarily mean that
         the individual is in the corresponding entry cohort.

         .................................................................................
            72                       0.  Year of birth is unknown
          7820               1890-1923.  Year of birth (AHEAD age eligible)
          4265               1924-1930.  Year of birth (CODA age eligible)
         10617               1931-1941.  Year of birth (HRS age eligible)
          3680               1942-1947.  Year of birth (WB age eligible)
          4833               1948-1953.  Year of birth (EBB age eligible)
          5143               1954-1959.  Year of birth
          1011               1960-1965.  Year of birth
           253               1966-1971.  Year of birth
            85               1972-1977.  Year of birth
            27               1978-1983.  Year of birth
             5               1984-1992.  Year of birth


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DEGREE         HIGHEST DEGREE OF EDUCATION
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          9946           0.  No degree
          1733           1.  GED
         16879           2.  High school diploma
          1618           3.  Two year college degree
          4032           4.  Four year college degree
          2034           5.  Master degree
           678           6.  Professional degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D.)
           891           9.  Degree unknown/Some College


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EFTFASSIGN     RESPONDENTS ASSIGNMENT FOR EFTF INTERVIEWS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         14714           1.  To receive enhanced face to face interview in 2006, 2010,
                             and 2014
         14634           2.  To receive enhanced fact to face interview in 2008, 2012,
                             and 2016
          8463           9.  Removed from sample prior to the 2006 data collection


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EXDEATHMO      MONTH OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         Month of death taken from an exit interview or a spouse/partner core interview. 
         Use with Exdodsource.

         .................................................................................
           929           1.  January
           886           2.  February
           940           3.  March
           814           4.  April
           830           5.  May
           762           6.  June
           847           7.  July
           791           8.  August
           778           9.  September
           872          10.  October
           855          11.  November
           961          12.  December
         27546       Blank.  No Information


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EXDEATHYR      YEAR OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         Year of death taken from an exit interview or a spouse/partner core interview. 
         Use with Exdodsource.

         .................................................................................
         10326               1986-2011.  Actual value
         27485                   Blank.  No Information


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EXDODSOURCE    SOURCE OF EXIT DATE OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Whether the date of death was provide in the Respondent's exit interview or
         obtained in the spouses next core interview

         .................................................................................
         10424           1.  Respondent's Exit Interview
            44           2.  Spouse's Core Interview
         27343       Blank.  Not known to be deceased through an exit interview


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FIRSTIW        FIRST INTERVIEW: STUDY YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable includes both exit proxies and core interviews.

         .................................................................................
         37062               1992-2010.  First interview year
           749                    9996.  Has not yet given an interview


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GENDER         GENDER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         16621           1.  Male
         21190           2.  Female
                     Blank.  Unknown


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GENETICS06     GENETICS 2006
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Member of the 2006 sample included in the 2006-2008 dbGaP GWAS data release

         .................................................................................
          6658           1.  Member of the 2006 sample included in the 2006-2008 dbGaP
                             GWAS data release
         31153       Blank.  Not included in this wave/Not in sample this wave.


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GENETICS08     GENETICS 2008
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Member of the 2008 sample included in the 2006-2008 dbGaP GWAS data release

         .................................................................................
          5849           1.  Member of the 2008 sample included in the 2006-2008 dbGaP
                             GWAS data release
         31962       Blank.  Not included in this wave/Not in sample this wave.


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GENETICS10     GENETICS 2010
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Member of the 2010 GWAS sample - sample not yet finalized or released

         .................................................................................
          3174           1.  Member of the 2010 GWAS sample - sample not yet finalized or
                             released
         34637       Blank.  Not included in this wave/Not in sample this wave.


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HISPANIC       HISPANICITY TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           781           0.  Hispanic, type unknown
          2377           1.  Mexican American
          1851           2.  Other Hispanic
         32802           5.  Not Hispanic/Not Obtained


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IMMGYEAR       YEAR IMMIGRATED TO THE U.S.
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          4146               1905-2011.  Year immigrated to the U.S.
         33665                    9999.  Immigration year unknown or born in the U.S.


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MOSFLAG        2010 MINORITY OVERSAMPLE FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The EBB and MBB sub-samples were supplemented in the 2010 wave with a sample of
         individuals residing in areas with 10% or higher concentrations of Black and/or
         Hispanic populations in order to boost the size of the minority samples in those
         cohorts.  This supplemental sample is referred to as the minority oversample. 
         The variable "MOS" flags respondents who are in this subsample (1=in minority
         oversample).

         .................................................................................
          3168           1.  Minority Oversample Case
         34643       Blank.  Not Minority Oversample Case


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NMONTH         NDI MONTH OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         NDI returned month of death

         .................................................................................
         27676           0.  Not listed as deceased
           915           1.  January
           860           2.  February
           923           3.  March
           823           4.  April
           804           5.  May
           741           6.  June
           829           7.  July
           793           8.  August
           773           9.  September
           854          10.  October
           861          11.  November
           959          12.  December


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NSCORE         NDI MATCH SCORE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         NDI match score

         .................................................................................
         27676                       0.  Not listed as deceased
         10135                  22-104.  Probabilistic match score


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NYEAR          NDI YEAR OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         NDI returned year of death

         .................................................................................
         27676                       0.  Not listed as deceased
         10135               1992-2008.  Year of death


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OVHHID         OVERLAP CASE: OLD HHID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         There are two types of overlap cases in the HRS and AHEAD. First, there were a
         number of original HRS Wave 1 households eligible to be either an HRS or AHEAD
         household. An interview was attempted for each in HRS Wave 1. Afterwards, a
         random subsampling was performed, with 60% of the cases staying in HRS and the
         remaining going to AHEAD. We refer to the 134 cases given over to AHEAD as
         HRS/AHEAD overlap. Among those 134 cases assigned to AHEAD, however, only 109
         were actually interviewed. Second, there were two cases of inter-respondent
         overlaps. In one case, an AHEAD married sample member (OVHHHID='205906' and
         OVPN='010') became widowed from his original wife (HHID='205906' and PN='020'),
         and married another AHEAD sample member (HHID='205864' and PN='010') in HRS
         1998, gaining a new identity as HHID='205864' and PN='011'. In the other, an
         AHEAD sample member (OVHHID='205399' and OVPN='010') married another AHEAD
         sample member (HHID='208545' and PN='020') in HRS 2000, gaining a new identity
         as HHID='208545' and PN='010'. The orginal information for the overlap cases was
         converted to that for the new identities. See variables OVPN, and OVRESULT for
         more information.

         .................................................................................
         37700                  000000.  Not an Overlap HH
           111           010417-205906.  Overlap HHID range


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OVPN           OVERLAP CASE: OLD PN
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         This variable is either the old HRS PN variable for the HRS/AHEAD overlap cases
         that gave an AHEAD interview, or the original AHEAD PN for the cases where an
         AHEAD sample member married another AHEAD member. See Variable OVHHID for more
         information.

         .................................................................................
         37700         000.  Not one of the HRS-AHEAD overlap cases or the case where an
                             AHEAD respondent married another AHEAD respondent
            23         010.  Old HRS person number, or old AHEAD person number
            33         020.  Old HRS person number
            34         030.  Old HRS person number
            21         040.  Old HRS person number


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OVRESULT       OVERLAP CASE: RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable provides additional detail regarding the HRS/AHEAD Overlap cases,
         and the case where an AHEAD sample member married another AHEAD member. For more
         information, see variables OVHHID and STUDY.

         .................................................................................
         37675           0.  Not one of the HRS or AHEAD Overlap cases
           109           1.  Appeared in AHEAD: Provided interview for AHEAD
            25           2.  Never appeared in AHEAD
             2           8.  AHEAD baseline respondent married to another AHEAD
                             respondent in HRS 1998 or 2000


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RACE           RACE/ETHNICITY
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           872           0.  Not obtained
         28280           1.  White/Caucasian
          6662           2.  Black or African American
          1997           7.  Other


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SCHLYRS        NUMBER OF YEARS IN SCHOOL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           370                       0.  No Formal Education
         10254                    1-11.  Grades
         11611                      12.  High School
          7572                   13-15.  Some College
          3679                      16.  College Graduate
          3385                      17.  Post College (17+ Years)
           940                      99.  NA (Not Ascertained)


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SECU           SAMPLING ERROR COMPUTATION UNIT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This is the stratum half-sample code for analysis of sampling error using the
         BRR method or approximate 'two-per-stratum' Taylor Series method (Kish and Hess,
         1959). Within the SR sampling error strata, the half sample units are created by
         dividing sample cases into random halves, HALF SAMPLE CODE = 1 and HALF SAMPLE
         CODE = 2.

         .................................................................................
         19111           1.  HALF SAMPLE CODE
         18700           2.  HALF SAMPLE CODE


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STRATUM        STRATUM ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This code is the variable which defines the sampling error computation strata of
         the HRS data. With the exception of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago MSAs,
         each self-representing (SR) design stratum is represented by one sampling error
         computation stratum.  Due to their population size, two sampling error
         computation strata are defined for each of the three largest MSAs.  Pairs of
         similar nonself-representing (NSR) primary stage design strata are 'collapsed'
         (Kalton, 1977) to create NSR sampling error computation strata.

         .................................................................................
         37811                    1-56.  Actual Value


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STUDY          STUDY MEMBERSHIP
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         Study membership is based on the entry cohort of the individual. This will
         differ from the birth cohort for age-ineligible spouses or partners.

         .................................................................................
         13745           1.  HRS
          8426          11.  AHEAD, including the AHEAD-AHEAD overlap case
           111          12.  HRS/AHEAD Overlap case, AHEAD, given to AHEAD after HRS Wave
                             1 [1992/1993], appeared in AHEAD
            23          13.  HRS/AHEAD Overlap case, given to AHEAD after HRS Wave 1
                             [1992/1993], but never appeared in AHEAD
          2451          21.  CODA (Children of the Depression Age)
          2818          31.  WB (War Babies)
          5008          41.  EBB (Early Baby Boomers)
          5222          51.  MBB (Mid Baby Boomers)
             7          99.  NOT YET COHORT ELIGIBLE


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USBORN         BORN IN THE U.S.
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         32404           1.  Born in the U.S.
          4548           5.  Born in a foreign country
           859           9.  Country of birth unknown


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WTCOHORT       BIRTH COHORT USED FOR CREATING WEIGHTS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         This variable is used for creating household-level and respondent-level weight
         variables for each wave. It allows comparison of the HRS cohorts with the
         corresponding cohorts in the Current Population Survey.  It is constructed using
         a 'first-mention' or 'entry-wave' birth year measure. This may differ from the
         BIRTHYR variable in this file because BIRTHYR is updated on the basis of new
         information obtained in subsequent waves.

         .................................................................................
          2606          13.  -1913
          5209          23.  1914-1923
          4253          30.  1924-1930
          5444          36.  1931-1936
          5205          41.  1937-1941
          3675          47.  1942-1947
          4824          53.  1948-1953
          5146          59.  1954-1959
          1008          65.  1960-1965
           252          71.  1966-1971
            85          77.  1972-1977
            32          80.  1978+
            72         995.  Birth Year Unknown


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YRENTER        YEAR RESPONDENT ENTERED STUDY
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable gives the wave year that the Respondent entered the study.  They
         may or may not have completed an interview the same wave.

         .................................................................................
         37811               1992-2010.  Year Entered the Sample


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ADAMS1         ADAMS1 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           856           1.  Initial Assessment done
           687           5.  Refused/Non-participation
           227           7.  Deceased before initial assessment could be completed
         36041          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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CAMS01         2001 CAMS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2001 consumption mailout survey. The
         HRS 2000 respondents selected for the survey were mailed self-administered
         questionnaires in 2001. Some of them did not return the questionnaires.

         .................................................................................
          3866           1.  Returned questionnaires
          1134           5.  Did not return questionnaires
         32811          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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CAMS03         2003 CAMS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2003 consumption mailout survey. The
         HRS 2002 respondents selected for the survey were mailed self-administered
         questionnaires in 2003. Some of them did not return the questionnaires.

         .................................................................................
          3254           1.  Returned questionnaires
           901           5.  Did not return questionnaires
         33656          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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CAMS05         2005 CAMS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3880           1.  Returned Respondent Questionnaire
          1935           2.  Returned Spouse Questionnaire
          1560           5.  Sent, but did not return Respondent Questionnaire
           749           6.  Sent, but did not return Spouse Questionnaire
         29687          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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CAMS07         2007 CAMS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3738           1.  Returned Respondent Questionnaire
          1874           2.  Returned Spouse Questionnaire
          1474           5.  Sent, but did not return Respondent Questionnaire
           658           6.  Sent, but did not return Spouse Questionnaire
         30067          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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CAMS09         2009 CAMS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3587           1.  Returned Respondent Questionnaire
          1743           2.  Returned Spouse Questionnaire
          1367           5.  Sent, but did not return Respondent Questionnaire
           534           6.  Sent, but did not return Spouse Questionnaire
         30580          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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CAMS11         2011 CAMS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          4366           1.  Returned Respondent Questionnaire
          2159           2.  Returned Spouse Questionnaire
          1836           5.  Sent, but did not return Respondent Questionnaire
           777           6.  Sent, but did not return Spouse Questionnaire
         28673          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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DIAB03         2003 DIABETES SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1233           1.  Selected and returned a questionnaire and HbA1c Blood Kit
           668           2.  Selected and returned a questionnaire only
           484           5.  Selected and did not return a questionnaire or HbA1c Blood
                             Kit
           129           7.  Selected but deceased before study began
         35297          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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DISAB04        SAMPLE INDICATOR FOR DISABILITY QNAIRE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2671           1.  Returned disability questionnaire; selected to receive
                             disability leave-behind; eligible
           404           2.  Returned disability questionnaire; not selected to receive
                             disability leave-behind
           619           5.  Did not return disability questionnaire; selected to receive
                             disability leave-behind sample; eligible; leave-behind
                             administered
           160           6.  Did not return disability questionnaire; selected to receive
                             disability leave-behind sample; eligible; leave-behind not
                             administered
          3495           7.  Did not return disability questionnaire; selected to receive
                             disability leave-behind sample; non-eligible
         17115          99.  Not selected for this module this wave
         13347       Blank.  not in sample this wave


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DVSA07         2007 DVS-A SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2329           1.  Returned questionnaires
           524           5.  Did not return questionnaires
         34958          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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DVSB07         2007 DVS-B SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2310           1.  Returned questionnaires
           516           5.  Did not return questionnaires
         34985          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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HCMS11         2011 HEALTH CARE MAIL SURVEY SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7651           1.  Returned questionnaire
          2582           5.  Refused/non-participation
         27578          99.  Not selected for this module/Not in sample


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HUMS01         2001 HUMAN CAPITAL MAIL SURVEY STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2001 human capital mailout survey.
         The HRS 2000 respondents selected for the survey were mailed self-administered
         questionnaires in 2001. Some of them did not return the questionnaires.

         .................................................................................
          3031           1.  Returned questionnaires
            45           2.  Returned questionnaires but no data
           786           5.  Did not return questionnaires
         33949          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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INTRNT03       2003 INTERNET SURVEY SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2003 Internet Survey.

         .................................................................................
          2196           1.  Completed Survey
           500           5.  Refused/Non-participation
           800           7.  Control Group
         34315          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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INTRNT06       2006 INTERNET SURVEY SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2006 Internet Survey.

         .................................................................................
          1352           1.  Completed Survey
           568           5.  Refused/Non-participation
           637           7.  Control Group
         35254          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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INTRNT07       2007 INTERNET SURVEY SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2007 Internet Survey.

         .................................................................................
          2618           1.  Completed Survey
            53           3.  Partial Interview
          1050           5.  Refused/Non-participation
           984           7.  Control Group
         33106          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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INTRNT09       2009 INTERNET SURVEY SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2009 Internet Survey.

         .................................................................................
          4351           1.  Completed Survey
            22           3.  Partial Interview
          1240           5.  Refused/Non-participation
          1603           7.  Control Group
         30595          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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INTRNT11       2011 INTERNET SURVEY SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 2011 Internet Survey.

         .................................................................................
          3403           1.  Completed Survey
                         3.  Partial Interview
          1664           5.  Refused/Non-participation
          2175           7.  Control Group
         30569          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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MAIL99         1999 MAILOUT PILOT SURVEY STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates the status for the 1999 mailout survey. The HRS 1998
         respondents selected for the survey were mailed self-administered questionnaires
         in 1999. Some of them did not return the questionnaires.

         .................................................................................
          2454           1.  Returned questionnaires
           465           5.  Did not return questionnaires but presumably alive
            78          15.  Did not return questionnaires, known to be deceased
         34814          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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PDS05          2005 PDS SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          4376           1.  Returned Respondent Questionnaire and Medication List
           308           2.  Returned Respondent Questionnaire
           630           5.  Did not return Respondent Questionnaire
           340           7.  Selected but deceased before study began
         32157          99.  Not selected for this module this wave


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PHYMSR04       SAMPLE INDICATOR FOR PHYSICAL MEASURES
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3274           1.  Completed at least one physical measure; in physical
                             measures sample; eligible
            12           2.  Completed at least one physical measure; in physical
                             measures sample; non-eligible
           443           5.  Did not complete any physical measures; in physical measures
                             sample; eligible and asked to complete the physical measures
          1076           6.  Did not complete any physical measures; in physical measures
                             sample; eligible and not asked to complete the physical
                             measures
          1594           7.  Did not complete any physical measures; in physical measures
                             sample; non-eligible
         18065          99.  Not selected for this module this wave
         13347       Blank.  not in sample this wave


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PSYSOC04       SAMPLE INDICATOR FOR PSYCSOCIAL QNAIRE 2004
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3005           1.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind; eligible
            78           2.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; not selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind
           836           5.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind administered
           456           6.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind not administered
          1889           7.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; non-eligible
         18200          99.  Not selected for this module this wave
         13347       Blank.  not in sample this wave


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PSYSOC06       SAMPLE INDICATOR FOR PSYCSOCIAL QNAIRE 2006
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7703           1.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind; eligible
            29           2.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; not selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind
           865           5.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind administered
           756           6.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind not administered
           218           7.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; non-eligible
         11080          99.  Not selected for this module this wave
         17160       Blank.  not in sample this wave


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PSYSOC08       SAMPLE INDICATOR FOR PSYCSOCIAL QNAIRE 2008
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          6393           1.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind; eligible
                         2.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; not selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind
           175           5.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind administered
           932           6.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind not administered
           796           7.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; non-eligible
         12760          99.  Not selected for this module this wave
         16755       Blank.  not in sample this wave


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PSYSOC10       SAMPLE INDICATOR FOR PSYCSOCIAL QNAIRE 2010
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          8242           1.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind; eligible
            21           2.  Returned psychosocial questionnaire; not selected to receive
                             psychosocial leave-behind
          2503           5.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind administered
           467           6.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; eligible;
                             leave-behind not administered
                         7.  Did not return psychosocial questionnaire; selected to
                             receive psychosocial leave-behind sample; non-eligible
         10805          99.  Not selected for this module this wave
         15773       Blank.  not in sample this wave


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DMF_MOD        DEATH MASTER FILE MONTH OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This is the month of death for a presumed match from the Social Security
         Administration's Death Master File

         This variable may not be available after 2010 due to SSA.  Also, due to
         decisions taken by the Social Security Administration that will greatly reduce
         the completeness of death reporting in the DMF

         .................................................................................
           980           1.  January
           943           2.  February
          1015           3.  March
           935           4.  April
           894           5.  May
           828           6.  June
           917           7.  July
           909           8.  August
           877           9.  September
           962          10.  October
           946          11.  November
          1011          12.  December
         26594       Blank.  No probable match found


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DMF_YOD        DEATH MASTER FILE YEAR OF DEATH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This is the year of death for a presumed match from the Social Security
         Administration's Death Master File

         This variable may not be available after 2010 due to SSA.  Also, due to
         decisions taken by the Social Security Administration that will greatly reduce
         the completeness of death reporting in the DMF

         .................................................................................
         11217               1992-2012.  Actual value
         26594                   Blank.  No probable match found


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DMF_SCORE      DEATH MASTER FILE SCORE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 1

         The DMF score is a score of a possible match found in the DMF database.  It is
         calculated by the sum of individual parts.  First name, last name, month of
         birth, day of birth, year of birth, month of death, day of death, year of death,
         and ssn from the DMF are all scored by comparing the DMF information against
         known survey data and then totaled for an overall score known as the DMF_score. 
         Possible scores range from 1 to 9.
         
         First and last name
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If the first 6 characters match, score a .75.
         If the first 3 characters match, score a .50.
         If the first character matches, score a .25.
         
         Month of birth
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If month of birth is +/- 1, score a .50.
         
         Day of birth
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If day of birth is +/- 1, score a .50.
         If day of birth is +/- 2, score a .25.
         
         Year of birth
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If year of birth is +/- 1, score a .50.
         
         Month of death
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If month of birth is +/- 1, score a .50.
         
         Day of death
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If day of birth is +/- 1, score a .50.
         If day of birth is +/- 2, score a .25.
         
         Year of death
         If complete one-to-one match, score a 1.
         If year of birth is +/- 1, score a .50.
         
         SSN
         If the SSN from the DMF matches any other ssn on file then score a 1.

         This variable may not be available after 2010 due to SSA.  Also, due to
         decisions taken by the Social Security Administration that will greatly reduce
         the completeness of death reporting in the DMF

         .................................................................................
         11217                   0-8.5.  Actual value
         26594                   Blank.  No probable match found


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DTHMONTH       COALESCED DEATH MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This is a calculated variable, populated by either the NDI, DMF, or Exit Iw
         month of death information.

         This variable may not be available after 2010 due to SSA.  Also, due to
         decisions taken by the Social Security Administration that will greatly reduce
         the completeness of death reporting in the DMF

         .................................................................................
          1065           1.  January
          1019           2.  February
          1093           3.  March
           989           4.  April
           971           5.  May
           894           6.  June
           987           7.  July
           972           8.  August
           940           9.  September
          1039          10.  October
          1011          11.  November
          1108          12.  December
         25723       Blank.  Thought to be alive


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DTHYEAR        COALESCED DEATH YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This is a calculated variable, populated by either the NDI, DMF, or Exit Iw year
         of death information.

         This variable may not be available after 2010 due to SSA.  Also, due to
         decisions taken by the Social Security Administration that will greatly reduce
         the completeness of death reporting in the DMF

         .................................................................................
         12088               1986-2012.  Actual value
         25723                   Blank.  Thought to be alive


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DTHSOURCE      COALESCED DEATH SOURCE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This identifies the source that populated the DTHMONTH and DTHYEAR variables.

         This variable may not be available after 2010 due to SSA.  Also, due to
         decisions taken by the Social Security Administration that will greatly reduce
         the completeness of death reporting in the DMF

         .................................................................................
         10135           1.  National Death Index
          1777           2.  Death Master File
           176           3.  Exit Iw
         25723       Blank.  Not considered to be dead


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AAGE           AGE AT 1992 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          12651       23          85         55.22          5.67       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
             1         996.  Date of Birth info not available
         25159         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


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AALIVE         1992 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         13033           1.  Alive at this wave
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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ACOUPID        1992 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         24778      000000.  Not in the sample
          2351      010000.  Wave household identifier
          4934      010020.  Wave household identifier
          3368      010040.  Wave household identifier
             1      020000.  Wave household identifier
          2326      020030.  Wave household identifier
            23      030000.  Wave household identifier
            30      030040.  Wave household identifier


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ACOUPLE        1992 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         10658           1.  Yes
          2375           5.  No
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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AFAMR          1992 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          7547           1.  Yes
          5105           5.  No
         25159       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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AFINR          1992 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          7607           1.  Yes
          5045           5.  No
         25159       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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AINSAMP        1992 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         13033           1.  In the sample
         23934           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           844           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to the cohort interviewed in
                             this wave


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AIWLANG        1992 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12090           1.  English
           562           2.  Spanish
         25159       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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AIWMODE        1992 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         11836           1.  Face-to-face
           813           2.  Telephone
             3           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         25159       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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AIWMONTH       1992 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           800           1.  January
           558           2.  February
            85           3.  March
           524           4.  April
          1213           5.  May
          1221           6.  June
          1788           7.  July
          1490           8.  August
          1335           9.  September
          1395          10.  October
          1354          11.  November
           889          12.  December
         25159       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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AIWTYPE        1992 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12652           1.  Core interview obtained
           381           5.  Core interview not obtained
         24778          99.  Not in this wave


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AIWWAVE        1992 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           381           0.  No
         12652           1.  Yes
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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AIWYEAR        1992 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         11209        1992.  Year interview began
          1443        1993.  Year interview began
         25159       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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ANEWSP         1992 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         No respondents are considered new spouses in the baseline interview. Thus, there
         are no new spouses or partners in HRS Wave 1 (1992/1993) or AHEAD Wave 1
         (1993/1994).

         .................................................................................
         13033           5.  No
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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ANURSHM        1992 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent.

         .................................................................................
             4           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
         12650           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           379           9.  Unknown
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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APENFLAG       HRS PENSION DATA FLAG IN 1992
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether the respondent has a record in the HRS 1992
         pension estimation database. For more information on HRS pension data, visit
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/rda/reslis2.php#pension

         .................................................................................
         33320           0.  No pension data collected in 1992
          4491           1.  HRS 1992 pension data available


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APPN           1992 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         27153         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          4151         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
          3630         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1178         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1699         040.  Spouse/Partner person number


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APROXY         1992 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           584           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
            64           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         12004           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
           381           9.  Core interview not obtained
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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ARESCODE       1992 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
             2           0.  Interview: Obtained but lost
         12576           1.  Interview: Complete
            35           5.  Interview: Partial
            37           7.  Interview: Taken with ineligible R but accepted
             4           8.  Interview: R thought to be ineligible but proven to be
                             otherwise
           288          51.  Refusal: By Respondent
            54          52.  Refusal: By Someone Other Than Respondent
             1          53.  Refusal: Before Respondent Selected - Eligible Person in HH
             1          57.  Refusal: DK if Eligible Person in HH
             8          61.  NonInterview: No contact - Eligible Person in HH
            10          63.  NonInterview: Permanent Condition - Eligible Person in HH
             4          65.  NonInterview: Permanent Condition - Language not Eng or Span
            13          67.  NonInterview: Other - Eligible Person in HH
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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ASUBHH         1992 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         13033           0.  Original household
         24778           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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ASUBHHIW       1992 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
                         0.  Interview: Obtained but lost
         13031           1.  Yes
             2           5.  No
         24778       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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AWGTHH         1992 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 1992
         containing at least one individual born in the 1931-1941 birth cohorts. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1992 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0        7380        827.36       1298.26       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


AWGTR          1992 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         between 1931 and 1941 inclusive and living in U.S. households in 1992. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1992 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0        7710        648.82       1213.69       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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AWHY0WGT       1992 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2857           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
             2           3.  Nursing home resident
             8           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         34944           7.  xWGTR greater than zero or did not complete a core interview


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BAGE           AGE AT 1993 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8222       38         103         76.44          6.83       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         29589         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


BALIVE         1993 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
          8360           1.  Alive at this wave
             1           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
                         5.  Known deceased as of this wave
         29450       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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BCOUPID        1993 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         29450      000000.  Not in the sample
          3649      010000.  Wave household identifier
          4628      010020.  Wave household identifier
            84      020000.  Wave household identifier


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BCOUPLE        1993 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          4628           1.  Yes
          3733           5.  No
         29450       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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BFAMR          1993 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          6032           1.  Yes
          2190           5.  No
         29589       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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BFINR          1993 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          6019           1.  Yes
          2203           5.  No
         29589       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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BINSAMP        1993 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          8361           1.  In the sample
         29304           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           121           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to the cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD


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BIWLANG        1993 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7938           1.  English
           284           2.  Spanish
         29589       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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BIWMODE        1993 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3236           1.  Face-to-face
          4984           2.  Telephone
         29591       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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BIWMONTH       1993 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
          1324           1.  January
          1473           2.  February
          1172           3.  March
           323           4.  April
           126           5.  May
            15           6.  June
             5           7.  July
            13           8.  August
           271          10.  October
          2178          11.  November
          1322          12.  December
         29589       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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BIWTYPE        1993 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          8222           1.  Core interview obtained
           139           5.  Core interview not obtained
         29450          99.  Not in this wave


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BIWWAVE        1993 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           139           0.  No
          8222           1.  Yes
         29450       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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BIWYEAR        1993 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
          3771        1993.  Year interview began
          4451        1994.  Year interview began
         29589       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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BNEWSP         1993 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         No respondents are considered new spouses in the baseline interview. Thus, there
         are no new spouses or partners in HRS Wave 1 (1992/1993) or AHEAD Wave 1
         (1993/1994).

         .................................................................................
          8361           5.  No
         29450       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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BNURSHM        1993 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent.

         .................................................................................
            36           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
          8222           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           103           9.  Unknown
         29450       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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BPPN           1993 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         33183         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          2314         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
          2314         020.  Spouse/Partner person number


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BPROXY         1993 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           389           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           451           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
          7382           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
           139           9.  Core interview not obtained
         29450       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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BRESCODE       1993 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
             1           0.  No Result Code
          8187           1.  Interview: Complete
            35           5.  Interview: Partial
            78          51.  Refusal: By Respondent
            31          52.  Refusal: By Spouse-Partner
             2          53.  Refusal: By Someone other than R or Spouse-Partner
             1          61.  NonInterview: Unable to Contact or Locate R
             3          63.  NonInterview: Permanent Condition - Eligible Person in HH
             6          67.  NonInterview: Other - Eligible Person in HH
             6          91.  NER: No Age Eligible Respondent
             4          92.  NER: Respondent Deceased
            35          93.  NER: Respondent Institutionalized
         29422       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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BSUBHH         1993 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
          8361           0.  Original household
         29450           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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BSUBHHIW       1993 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          8361           1.  Yes
         29450       Blank.  Not in the wave or core sample


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BWGTHH         1993 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 1993
         containing at least one individual born in the 1890-1923 birth cohorts. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1993 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       10003        652.04       1361.58       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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BWGTR          1993 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1924 and living in  U.S. households in 1993. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 1993 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       10956        598.50       1326.93       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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BWHY0WGT       1993 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           718           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
            36           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         37057           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


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CAGE           AGE AT 1994 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          11419       23          84         56.92          5.64       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
             1         996.  Date of Birth info not available
         26391         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


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CALIVE         1994 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         12579           1.  Alive at this wave
           198           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
           232           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
                         6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CCOUPID        1994 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         24802      000000.  Not in the sample
          2402      010000.  Wave household identifier
           202      010011.  Wave household identifier
          4686      010020.  Wave household identifier
          3202      010040.  Wave household identifier
           104      020000.  Wave household identifier
            14      020021.  Wave household identifier
          2235      020030.  Wave household identifier
            62      030000.  Wave household identifier
             2      030031.  Wave household identifier
             2      030032.  Wave household identifier
            30      030040.  Wave household identifier
            68      040000.  Wave household identifier


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CCOUPLE        1994 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         10373           1.  Yes
          2636           5.  No
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CFAMR          1994 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          6891           1.  Yes
          4705           5.  No
         26215       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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CFINR          1994 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          6929           1.  Yes
          4667           5.  No
         26215       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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CINSAMP        1994 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         13009           1.  In the sample
         24068           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           734           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to the cohort interviewed in
                             this wave


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CIWLANG        1994 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         11064           1.  English
           471           2.  Spanish
            61           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         26215       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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CIWMODE        1994 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           401           1.  Face-to-face
          5513           2.  Telephone
           143           3.  Both
          5539           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         26215       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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CIWMONTH       1994 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
             1           1.  January
          1421           5.  May
          3431           6.  June
          2491           7.  July
          1950           8.  August
          1277           9.  September
           697          10.  October
           243          11.  November
            85          12.  December
         26215       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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CIWTYPE        1994 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         11420           1.  Core interview obtained
          1357           5.  Core interview not obtained
           176          11.  Exit interview obtained
            56          15.  Exit interview not obtained
         24802          99.  Not in this wave


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CIWWAVE        1994 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1413           0.  No
         11596           1.  Yes
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CIWYEAR        1994 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         11595        1994.  Year interview began
             1        1995.  Year interview began
         26215       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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CNEWSP         1994 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           110           1.  Yes
         12899           5.  No
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CNURSHM        1994 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent.

         .................................................................................
             8           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
             2           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
         11412           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
          1355           9.  Unknown
         25034       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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CPPN           1994 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         27438         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          4053         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           101         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
          3467         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
             7         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1134         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1609         040.  Spouse/Partner person number


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CPROXY         1994 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           672           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
            57           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         10691           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          1357           9.  Core interview not obtained
           122          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
            54          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            56          19.  Exit interview not obtained
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CRESCODE       1994 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         11568           1.  Interview: Complete
            28           5.  Interview: Partial
           601          51.  Refusal: By Respondent
           109          52.  Refusal: By Spouse-Partner
            14          53.  Refusal: By Someone other than R or Spouse-Partner
           198          61.  NonInterview: Unable to Contact or Locate R
            19          63.  NonInterview: Permanent Condition - Eligible Person in HH
            49          67.  NonInterview: Other - Eligible Person in HH
             2          75.  NonInterview: Unsafe-Dangerous Area or no Access
           348          87.  Refusal in HRS 1992: Did not Pursue Actively for Interview
                             this Wave
            52          92.  NER: Respondent Deceased
            21          94.  Permanent Residence Outside of USA
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CSUBHH         1994 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         12558           0.  Original household
           108           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           111           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
           231           3.  Deceased respondent household
             1           4.  Deceased respondent household
         24802           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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CSUBHHIW       1994 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         11960           1.  Yes
          1049           5.  No
         24802       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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CWGTHH         1994 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 1994
         containing at least one individual born in the 1931-1941 birth cohorts. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1994 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0        8253        790.99       1329.19       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


CWGTR          1994 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         between 1931 and 1941 inclusive and living in  U.S. households in 1994. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1994 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0        8940        620.28       1236.97       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


CWHY0WGT       1994 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2533           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
             8           3.  Nursing home resident
           135           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         35135           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


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DAGE           AGE AT 1995 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           7027       40         105         77.96          6.68       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         30784         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


DALIVE         1995 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
          7507           1.  Alive at this wave
            47           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
           851           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
                         6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DCOUPID        1995 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         29406      000000.  Not in the sample
          3764      010000.  Wave household identifier
            46      010011.  Wave household identifier
          4300      010020.  Wave household identifier
             1      011020.  Wave household identifier
           292      020000.  Wave household identifier
             2      020021.  Wave household identifier


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DCOUPLE        1995 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          4349           1.  Yes
          4056           5.  No
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DFAMR          1995 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          5174           1.  Yes
            30           2.  Yes - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has been retained.
             1           4.  No - household had no family respondents but the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the DPN_FAM in the
                             household record.
          2566           5.  No
            30           6.  No - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has not been retained.
             1           8.  No - household had no family respondents and the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the DPN_NFAM in the
                             household record.
         30009       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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DFINR          1995 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          5191           1.  Yes
             8           2.  Yes - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has been
                             retained.
             2           4.  No - household had no financial respondents but the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the DPN_FIN in the
                             household record.
          2591           5.  No
             8           6.  No - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has not been
                             retained.
             2           8.  No - household had no financial respondents and the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the DPN_NFIN in the
                             household record.
         30009       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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DINSAMP        1995 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          8405           1.  In the sample
         29252           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           129           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to the cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD


==========================================================================================


DIWLANG        1995 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7515           1.  English
           285           2.  Spanish
             2           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         30009       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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DIWMODE        1995 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2723           1.  Face-to-face
          5042           2.  Telephone
            35           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         30011       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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DIWMONTH       1995 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
          1113           1.  January
          1726           2.  February
          1017           3.  March
           280           4.  April
           128           5.  May
            16           6.  June
          1940          11.  November
          1582          12.  December
         30009       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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DIWTYPE        1995 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7027           1.  Core interview obtained
           527           5.  Core interview not obtained
           775          11.  Exit interview obtained
            76          15.  Exit interview not obtained
         29406          99.  Not in this wave


==========================================================================================


DIWWAVE        1995 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           603           0.  No
          7802           1.  Yes
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DIWYEAR        1995 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
          3522        1995.  Year interview began
          4280        1996.  Year interview began
         30009       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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DNDIFLAG       NDI 1995 ALIVE OR DECEASED FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1125           1.  Deceased, according to the NDI match criteria
           830           2.  No definite NDI match
          1887           3.  No NDI match
         33969           9.  Not checked against the NDI


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DNEWSP         1995 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
            24           1.  Yes
          8381           5.  No
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DNURSHM        1995 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent.

         .................................................................................
           268           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
             2           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
          6759           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
            50           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
           474           9.  Unknown
         30258       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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DPPN           1995 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         33462         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          2147         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
            23         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
          2178         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         021.  Spouse/Partner person number


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DPROXY         1995 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           351           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           550           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
          6126           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
           527           9.  Core interview not obtained
           249          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
           526          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            76          19.  Exit interview not obtained
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DRESCODE       1995 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
            10           0.  No Result Code
          7772           1.  Interview: Complete
            30           5.  Interview: Partial
           321          51.  Refusal: By Respondent
            80          52.  Refusal: By Someone Other Than Respondent
            20          53.  Refusal: By Identified Proxy
            44          54.  Refusal: By Identified Proxy - Exit Iw refused
             2          56.  Refusal: No conversion attempted
            35          61.  NonInterview: Could Not Locate R
            13          62.  NonInterview: Never Answered
             7          63.  NonInterview: Permanent Condition
             7          64.  NonInterview: Proxy Identified-Exit Iw, No Contact
            21          65.  NonInterview: Unable to Identify Proxy-Exit Iw
            43          67.  NonInterview: Other
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DSUBHH         1995 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
          7548           0.  Original household
             6           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
             5           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
           822           3.  Deceased respondent household
            24           4.  Deceased respondent household
         29406           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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DSUBHHIW       1995 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7856           1.  Yes
           549           5.  No
         29406       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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DWGTHH         1995 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 1995
         containing at least one individual born in the 1890-1923 birth cohorts. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1995 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       11557        693.09       1457.94    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


DWGTR          1995 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1924 and living in  U.S. households in 1995. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 1995 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       13795        619.58       1400.39    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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DWHY0WGT       1995 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           726           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
           268           3.  Nursing home resident
            33           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         36784           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


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EAGE           AGE AT 1996 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          10964       21          86         58.85          5.67       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         26847         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


EALIVE         1996 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         12307           1.  Alive at this wave
           316           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
           283           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
           231           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
         24674       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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ECOUPID        1996 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         24905      000000.  Not in the sample
          2397      010000.  Wave household identifier
           365      010011.  Wave household identifier
             2      010012.  Wave household identifier
          4483      010020.  Wave household identifier
          2999      010040.  Wave household identifier
            11      011000.  Wave household identifier
           215      020000.  Wave household identifier
            48      020021.  Wave household identifier
          2094      020030.  Wave household identifier
             2      021000.  Wave household identifier
            83      030000.  Wave household identifier
            34      030031.  Wave household identifier
             2      030032.  Wave household identifier
            30      030040.  Wave household identifier
           119      040000.  Wave household identifier
            22      040041.  Wave household identifier


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ECOUPLE        1996 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         10079           1.  Yes
          2827           5.  No
         24905       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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EFAMR          1996 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          6750           1.  Yes
            11           2.  Yes - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has been retained.
          4426           5.  No
            11           6.  No - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has not been retained.
         26613       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


==========================================================================================


EFINR          1996 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
          6745           1.  Yes
            11           2.  Yes - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has been
                             retained.
          4431           5.  No
            11           6.  No - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has not been
                             retained.
         26613       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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EINSAMP        1996 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12906           1.  In the sample
         24043           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           595           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to the cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
           175           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
            56           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
            11           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


==========================================================================================


EIWLANG        1996 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         10651           1.  English
           547           2.  Spanish
         26613       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


EIWMODE        1996 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           720           1.  Face-to-face
         10395           2.  Telephone
            83           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         26613       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


EIWMONTH       1996 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           368           1.  January
            34           2.  February
          1199           5.  May
          3050           6.  June
          2729           7.  July
          1779           8.  August
           891           9.  September
           636          10.  October
           391          11.  November
           121          12.  December
         26613       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


EIWTYPE        1996 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         10964           1.  Core interview obtained
          1658           5.  Core interview not obtained
           234          11.  Exit interview obtained
            49          15.  Exit interview not obtained
             1          23.  Post-exit interview not administered in this wave
         24905          99.  Not in this wave


==========================================================================================


EIWWAVE        1996 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1708           0.  No
         11198           1.  Yes
         24905       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


EIWYEAR        1996 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         10796        1996.  Year interview began
           402        1997.  Year interview began
         26613       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


ENEWSP         1996 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           139           1.  Yes
         12767           5.  No
         24905       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


ENURSHM        1996 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent.

         .................................................................................
            30           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
         10934           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           296           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1362           9.  Unknown
         25189       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


==========================================================================================


EPPN           1996 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         27732         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          3924         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           183         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
          3325         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
            24         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1073         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            17         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1520         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            11         041.  Spouse/Partner person number


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EPROXY         1996 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           673           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
            66           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         10225           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          1658           9.  Core interview not obtained
           149          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
            85          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            49          19.  Exit interview not obtained
             1          23.  Post-exit interview not administered
         24905       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


ERESCODE       1996 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
            95           0.  No Result Code, or Exit Interview Deleted (Obtained for
                             Alive Respondent by Mistake)
         11144           1.  Interview: Complete
            54           5.  Interview: Partial
           869          51.  Refusal: By Respondent
           253          52.  Refusal: By Someone Other Than Respondent
            23          53.  Refusal: By Identified Proxy
            26          54.  Refusal: By Identified Proxy - Exit Iw refused
            73          56.  Refusal: No conversion attempted
           225          61.  NonInterview: No contact - R lost
            91          62.  NonInterview: Never Answered
            12          63.  NonInterview: Permanent Condition
             1          64.  NonInterview: Proxy Identified-Exit Iw, No Contact
            20          65.  NonInterview: Unable to Identify Proxy-Exit Iw
            20          67.  NonInterview: Other
         24905       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


ESUBHH         1996 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         12208           0.  Original household
           225           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           186           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
           281           3.  Deceased respondent household
             3           4.  Deceased respondent household
             3           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
         24905           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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ESUBHHIW       1996 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         11501           1.  Yes
          1405           5.  No
         24905       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


EWGTHH         1996 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 1996
         containing at least one individual born in the 1931-1941 birth cohorts. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1996 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0        7892        784.21       1362.75       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


EWGTR          1996 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         between 1931 and 1941 inclusive and living in  U.S. households in 1996. It is
         based on the original sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has
         been post-stratified to the March 1996 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0        7598        618.29       1259.38       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


EWHY0WGT       1996 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2420           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
            30           3.  Nursing home resident
           135           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         35226           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


==========================================================================================


FAGE           AGE AT 1998 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          21384       25         105         65.90         11.11       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         16427         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


FALIVE         1998 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         23204           1.  Alive at this wave
           550           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1425           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          1299           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
         11333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


FCOUPID        1998 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         12308      000000.  Not in the sample
          7381      010000.  Wave household identifier
           580      010011.  Wave household identifier
             8      010012.  Wave household identifier
         11508      010020.  Wave household identifier
          2775      010040.  Wave household identifier
            24      011000.  Wave household identifier
           799      020000.  Wave household identifier
            82      020021.  Wave household identifier
             2      020022.  Wave household identifier
          1933      020030.  Wave household identifier
             8      021000.  Wave household identifier
           111      030000.  Wave household identifier
            51      030031.  Wave household identifier
             2      030032.  Wave household identifier
            30      030040.  Wave household identifier
             1      031000.  Wave household identifier
           158      040000.  Wave household identifier
            50      040041.  Wave household identifier


==========================================================================================


FCOUPLE        1998 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         17021           1.  Yes
          8482           5.  No
         12308       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


FFAMR          1998 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         14192           1.  Yes
            11           2.  Yes - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has been retained.
            18           4.  No - household had no family respondents but the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the FPN_FAM in the
                             household record.
          8631           5.  No
            11           6.  No - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has not been retained.
            18           8.  No - household had no family respondents and the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the FPN_NFAM in the
                             household record.
         14930       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


==========================================================================================


FFINR          1998 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         14223           1.  Yes
            10           2.  Yes - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has been
                             retained.
            24           3.  Yes - household had two financial respondents for some
                             sections and the financial information given by this
                             respondent has been retained.
             3           4.  No - household had no financial respondents but the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the FPN_FIN in the
                             household record.
          8584           5.  No
            10           6.  No - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has not been
                             retained.
            24           7.  No - household had two financial respondents for some
                             sections and the financial information given by this
                             respondent has not been retained.
             3           8.  No - household had no financial respondents and the person
                             number of this respondent appears as the FPN_NFIN in the
                             household record.
         14930       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


==========================================================================================


FINSAMP        1998 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         25503           1.  In the sample
         10237           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           802           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to a cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
           885           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
           147           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
            90           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           122           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


==========================================================================================


FIWLANG        1998 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21929           1.  English
           951           2.  Spanish
             1           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         14930       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


FIWMODE        1998 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          7000           1.  Face-to-face
         15773           2.  Telephone
           107           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         14931       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


FIWMONTH       1998 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           145           1.  January
          2320           2.  February
          3418           3.  March
          3800           4.  April
          3563           5.  May
          2850           6.  June
          2016           7.  July
          1452           8.  August
          1175           9.  September
          1221          10.  October
           586          11.  November
           331          12.  December
             4          98.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         14930       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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FIWTYPE        1998 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21384           1.  Core interview obtained
          2370           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1254          11.  Exit interview obtained
           196          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           243          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
            56          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         12308          99.  Not in this wave


==========================================================================================


FIWWAVE        1998 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2622           0.  No
         22881           1.  Yes
         12308       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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FIWYEAR        1998 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         22114        1998.  Year interview began
           763        1999.  Year interview began
             4        9998.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         14930       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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FNEWSP         1998 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           154           1.  Yes
         25349           5.  No
         12308       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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FNURSHM        1998 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent.

         .................................................................................
           429           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
             3           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
         20956           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           457           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1908           9.  Unknown
         14058       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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FPENFLAG       HRS PENSION DATA FLAG IN 1998
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether the respondent has a record in the HRS 1998
         pension estimation database. For more information on HRS pension data, visit
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/rda/reslis2.php#pension

         .................................................................................
         35491           0.  No pension data collected in 1998
          2320           1.  HRS 1998 pension data available


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FPPN           1998 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         20790         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          7404         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           287         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
             4         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
          6807         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
            41         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1000         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            26         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1425         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            25         041.  Spouse/Partner person number


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FPROXY         1998 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1304           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           739           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         19341           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2370           9.  Core interview not obtained
           456          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
           798          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           196          19.  Exit interview not obtained
            83          21.  Post-Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by
                             spouse/partner
           160          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            56          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         12308       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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FRESCODE       1998 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
             3           0.  No Result Code
         22803           1.  Complete Interview
            30           2.  Complete 2 Minute Interview
            77           5.  Partial Interview: Data Through SECT B
          1078          51.  Final Refusal by RESPONDENT
           399          52.  Final Refusal Not by R (Spouse-Gatekeep)
            35          53.  Final Refusal by IDENTIFIED LIVING PROXY
           105          54.  Final Refusal by IDENTIFIED EXIT PROXY
             2          55.  REF-DK ELIG: New Cohort Only
           163          56.  Final Refusal: No Conversion Attempted
           341          61.  NI: R Not Located, Tracking Exhausted
           249          62.  NI: No Contact with R During Collection Period
            48          63.  NI: Permanent Condition
            84          65.  NI: Unable to Identify Proxy
            83          67.  NI: Other Reason (Describe Situation)
             3          68.  NI: DK Eligible - New Cohort Cases Only
         12308       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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FSUBHH         1998 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         23163           0.  Original household
           308           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           297           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          1629           3.  Deceased respondent household
            63           4.  Deceased respondent household
             9           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
            34           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
         12308           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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FSUBHHIW       1998 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         23361           1.  Yes
          2142           5.  No
         12308       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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FWGTHH         1998 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 1998
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1948. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the March 1998 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       13512       1875.18       2165.38       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


FWGTR          1998 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1948 and living in  U.S. households in 1998. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 1998 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       16153       1803.57       2168.03       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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FWHY0WGT       1998 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           903           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
           426           3.  Nursing home resident
            51           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         36431           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


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GAGE           AGE AT 2000 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          19578       23         107         67.09         10.84       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         18233         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


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GALIVE         2000 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         21844           1.  Alive at this wave
           396           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1450           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          2681           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
         11440       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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GCOUPID        2000 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         13576      000000.  Not in the sample
          7003      010000.  Wave household identifier
           728      010011.  Wave household identifier
            16      010012.  Wave household identifier
         10381      010020.  Wave household identifier
          2593      010040.  Wave household identifier
            56      011000.  Wave household identifier
          1039      020000.  Wave household identifier
           112      020021.  Wave household identifier
             2      020022.  Wave household identifier
          1809      020030.  Wave household identifier
            14      021000.  Wave household identifier
           124      030000.  Wave household identifier
            57      030031.  Wave household identifier
             2      030032.  Wave household identifier
            30      030040.  Wave household identifier
             4      031000.  Wave household identifier
           190      040000.  Wave household identifier
            71      040041.  Wave household identifier
             4      041000.  Wave household identifier


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GCOUPLE        2000 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         15801           1.  Yes
          8434           5.  No
         13576       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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GFAMR          2000 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         13096           1.  Yes
            11           2.  Yes - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has been retained.
          8167           5.  No
            11           6.  No - household had two family respondents and the family
                             information given by this respondent has not been retained.
         16526       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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GFINR          2000 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         13107           1.  Yes
            10           2.  Yes - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has been
                             retained.
          8158           5.  No
            10           6.  No - household had two financial respondents and the
                             financial information given by this respondent has not been
                             retained.
         16526       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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GINSAMP        2000 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         24235           1.  In the sample
         10237           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           642           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to a cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
          1962           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
           163           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
           174           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           331           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons
            42           9.  One of 42 cases mistakenly dropped in HRS 2000


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GIWLANG        2000 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         20382           1.  English
           904           2.  Spanish
         16525       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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GIWMODE        2000 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3222           1.  Face-to-face
         18011           2.  Telephone
            52           8.  NA (Not Ascertained)
         16526       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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GIWMONTH       2000 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
             1           1.  January
          1317           2.  February
          4425           3.  March
          3602           4.  April
          3427           5.  May
          2935           6.  June
          2118           7.  July
          1805           8.  August
           792           9.  September
           659          10.  October
           204          11.  November
             1          12.  December
         16525       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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GIWTYPE        2000 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         19578           1.  Core interview obtained
          2662           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1348          11.  Exit interview obtained
           227          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           359          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
            61          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         13576          99.  Not in this wave


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GIWWAVE        2000 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2948           0.  No
         21285           1.  Yes
         13578       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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GIWYEAR        2000 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         21286        2000.  Year interview began
         16525       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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GNDIFLAG       NDI 2000 ALIVE OR DECEASE FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2884           1.  Deceased, according to the NDI match criteria
          1253           2.  NDI match is not definite
          1775           3.  No NDI match
         31899           9.  Not checked against the NDI


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GNEWSP         2000 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           160           1.  Yes
         24072           5.  No
         13579       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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GNURSHM        2000 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent. It may not be
         completely consistent with the core data as corrections have been made to the
         variable. See Section 5C4 in the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
           457           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
             1           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
         19122           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           273           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          2379           9.  Unknown
         15579       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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GPPN           2000 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         22010         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          6846         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           362         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
             8         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
          6175         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
            57         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
           944         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            28         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1344         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            35         041.  Spouse/Partner person number


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GPROXY         2000 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1300           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           762           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         17517           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2661           9.  Core interview not obtained
           461          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
           887          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           227          19.  Exit interview not obtained
            81          21.  Post-Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by
                             spouse/partner
           278          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            61          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         13576       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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GRESCODE       2000 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         21231           1.  Complete Interview
            54           5.  Partial Interview: Data Through SECT B
          1261          51.  Final Refusal by RESPONDENT
           566          52.  Final Refusal Not by R (Spouse-Gatekeep)
            48          53.  Final Refusal by IDENTIFIED LIVING PROXY
           165          54.  Final Refusal by IDENTIFIED EXIT PROXY
           260          56.  Request for Removal From Study
           275          61.  NI: R Not Located, Tracking Exhausted
           134          62.  NI: No Contact with R During Collection Period
            22          63.  NI: Permanent Condition
            85          65.  NI: Unable to Identify Proxy
           133          67.  NI: Other Reason (Describe Situation)
             1          97.  Remove from sample: Tracking exhausted
         13576       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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GSUBHH         2000 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         21586           0.  Original household
           400           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           377           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          1753           3.  Deceased respondent household
            58           4.  Deceased respondent household
            14           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
             1           6.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
            46           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
         13576           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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GSUBHHIW       2000 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21564           1.  Yes
          2671           5.  No
         13576       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


GWGTHH         2000 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 2000
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1948. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the March 2000 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       25973       1776.96       2285.67       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


GWGTR          2000 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1948 and living in  U.S. households in 2000. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 2000 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       27408       1702.85       2256.93       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


GWGTRNH        2000 WEIGHT: NURSING HOME RESIDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS in the US in 2000
         who were born before 1948 and were living in nursing home.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       17730         44.30        467.70       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


GWHY0WGT       2000 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           894           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
           457           3.  Nursing home resident
            52           5.  Birth cohort not observed
         36408           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


==========================================================================================


HAGE           AGE AT 2002 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          18166       25         109         68.33         10.49       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         19645         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


HALIVE         2002 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         20299           1.  Alive at this wave
           260           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1584           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          4173           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
         11495       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


HCOUPID        2002 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         14980      000000.  Not in the sample
          6479      010000.  Wave household identifier
           818      010011.  Wave household identifier
            21      010012.  Wave household identifier
          9332      010020.  Wave household identifier
             8      010021.  Wave household identifier
          2382      010040.  Wave household identifier
            93      011000.  Wave household identifier
             3      012000.  Wave household identifier
          1273      020000.  Wave household identifier
           173      020021.  Wave household identifier
             8      020022.  Wave household identifier
          1650      020030.  Wave household identifier
            17      021000.  Wave household identifier
             1      022000.  Wave household identifier
           144      030000.  Wave household identifier
            64      030031.  Wave household identifier
             4      030032.  Wave household identifier
            29      030040.  Wave household identifier
             7      031000.  Wave household identifier
           222      040000.  Wave household identifier
            90      040041.  Wave household identifier
             6      040042.  Wave household identifier
             7      041000.  Wave household identifier


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HCOUPLE        2002 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         14630           1.  Yes
          8201           5.  No
         14980       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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HFAMR          2002 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         12347           1.  Family respondent
            12           3.  2nd family respondent, answer not retained
          5807           5.  Non-family respondent
         19645       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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HFINR          2002 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         12319           1.  Financial respondent
             9           3.  2nd financial respondent, answer not retained
          5838           5.  Non-financial respondent
         19645       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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HINSAMP        2002 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         22831           1.  In the sample
         10237           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
           468           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to a cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
          3217           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
           414           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
           268           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           351           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


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HIWLANG        2002 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         19327           1.  English
           832           2.  Spanish
         17652       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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HIWMODE        2002 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          3676           1.  Face-to-face
         16477           2.  Telephone
         17658       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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HIWMONTH       2002 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           322           1.  January
           135           2.  February
                         3.  March
          2074           4.  April
          3429           5.  May
          3039           6.  June
          3139           7.  July
          2941           8.  August
          2418           9.  September
          1575          10.  October
           808          11.  November
           279          12.  December
         17652       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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HIWTYPE        2002 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         18166           1.  Core interview obtained
          2393           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1499          11.  Exit interview obtained
           255          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           488          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
            30          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         14980          99.  Not in this wave


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HIWWAVE        2002 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2678           0.  No
         20153           1.  Yes
         14980       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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HIWYEAR        2002 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         19703        2002.  Year interview began
           456        2003.  Year interview began
         17652       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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HNDIFLAG       NDI 2002 ALIVE OR DECEASE FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1447           1.  Deceased, according to the NDI match criteria
           813           2.  NDI match is not definite
           964           3.  No NDI match
         34587           9.  Not checked against the NDI


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HNEWSP         2002 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           174           1.  Yes
         22657           5.  No
         14980       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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HNURSHM        2002 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent. It may not be
         completely consistent with the core data as corrections have been made to the
         variable. See Section 5C4 in the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
           460           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
             1           2.  Spouse/Partner reports R in nursing home (R not interviewed)
            41           3.  Interviewer observation data reports R in nursing home (R
                             not interviewed)
         17706           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           166           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1989           7.  Interviewer observation data reports R not in nursing home
                             (R not interviewed)
           194           9.  Unknown
         17254       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


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HPPN           2002 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         23226         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          6227         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           412         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
            11         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
          5642         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
            95         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             4         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
           860         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            33         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             2         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1250         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            46         041.  Spouse/Partner person number
             3         042.  Spouse/Partner person number


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HPROXY         2002 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1236           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           800           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         16130           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2393           9.  Core interview not obtained
           498          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
          1001          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           255          19.  Exit interview not obtained
           263          21.  Post-Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by
                             spouse/partner
           231          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            24          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         14980       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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HRESCODE       2002 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         20131        1001.  Complete interview
            22        1005.  Partial interview
          1187        5001.  Final refusal by respondent
           489        5002.  Final refusal by informant
            92        5004.  Final refusal by proxy
           100        5005.  Final refusal, never reached for conversion
             5        5006.  Final refusal, conversion not attempted
           162        5080.  Final refusal, exit proxy
           186        6001.  NI: Tracking exhausted
            65        6002.  NI: Never answered
             1        6003.  NI: Incomplete interview
             9        6004.  NI: Permanent condition
            41        6006.  NI: Unable to identify proxy
            71        6007.  NI: Other Reason
                      6010.  NI: Respondent incarcerated
           246        9001.  Respondent requests removal from sample
            23        9080.  Remove from sample: Tracking exhausted
             1        9999.  Put back to sample based on examination on marital status
                             and/or living arrangements
         14980       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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HSUBHH         2002 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         19747           0.  Original household
           504           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           449           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          1961           3.  Deceased respondent household
            88           4.  Deceased respondent household
            22           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
             2           6.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
            58           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
         14980           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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HSUBHHIW       2002 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         20338           1.  Yes
          2493           5.  No
         14980       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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HWGTHH         2002 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 2002
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1948. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the March 2002 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       13193       1711.50       2353.77       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


HWGTR          2002 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT-LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1948 and living in  U.S. households in 2002. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 2002 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       19101       1641.02       2307.92       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


HWGTRNH        2002 WEIGHT: NURSING HOME RESIDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS in the US in 2002
         who were born before 1948 and were living in nursing home.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       21126         43.81        457.56       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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HWHY0WGT       2002 WHY ZERO WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           921           1.  Not cohort eligible this wave
           462           3.  Nursing home resident
         36428           7.  Inap. xWGTR greater than zero or xIWTYPE greater than one


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JAGE           AGE AT 2004 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          20129       24         107         66.53         11.50       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         17682         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


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JALIVE         2004 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         22514           1.  Alive at this wave
           118           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1305           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          5728           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
          8146       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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JCORES         2004 CO-RESIDENCE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         12810           1.  Married Spouses Living Together
           686           2.  Living with Someone Regardless of Marital Status
           151           3.  Living Alone
          6811           4.  Not Married, Not Partnered
                         5.  Living Arrangements Unknown
         17353       Blank.  No core interview from the household, or not in sample this
                             wave


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JCOUPID        2004 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         13333      000000.  Not in the sample
          6617      010000.  Wave household identifier
           892      010011.  Wave household identifier
            32      010012.  Wave household identifier
             2      010013.  Wave household identifier
         10830      010020.  Wave household identifier
             3      010021.  Wave household identifier
          2178      010040.  Wave household identifier
             2      010041.  Wave household identifier
           127      011000.  Wave household identifier
             5      012000.  Wave household identifier
          1414      020000.  Wave household identifier
           209      020021.  Wave household identifier
             8      020022.  Wave household identifier
          1491      020030.  Wave household identifier
            25      021000.  Wave household identifier
             2      022000.  Wave household identifier
           159      030000.  Wave household identifier
            71      030031.  Wave household identifier
             6      030032.  Wave household identifier
            27      030040.  Wave household identifier
            11      031000.  Wave household identifier
           241      040000.  Wave household identifier
           105      040041.  Wave household identifier
             6      040042.  Wave household identifier
            14      041000.  Wave household identifier
             1      042000.  Wave household identifier


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JCOUPLE        2004 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         15923           1.  Yes
          8555           5.  No
         13333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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JFAMR          2004 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         13514           1.  Yes
          6615           5.  No
         17682       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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JFINR          2004 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         13585           1.  Yes
          6544           5.  No
         17682       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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JINSAMP        2004 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         24478           1.  In the sample
          5230           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
          1871           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to a cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
          4719           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
           647           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
           468           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           373           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


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JIWLANG        2004 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         20776           1.  English
          1045           2.  Spanish
         15990       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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JIWMODE        2004 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         15605           1.  Face-to-face
          6216           2.  Telephone
         15990       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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JIWMONTH       2004 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           278           1.  January
          1021           2.  February
          1923           3.  March
          1966           4.  April
          3237           5.  May
          3982           6.  June
          3005           7.  July
          2428           8.  August
          1560           9.  September
          1322          10.  October
           682          11.  November
           417          12.  December
         15990       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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JIWTYPE        2004 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         20129           1.  Core interview obtained
          2503           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1227          11.  Exit interview obtained
           126          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           465          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
            28          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         13333          99.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


JIWWAVE        2004 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2657           0.  No
         21821           1.  Yes
         13333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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JIWYEAR        2004 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         21536        2004.  Year interview began
           285        2005.  Year interview began
         15990       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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JMARST         2004 MARITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         12961           1.  Married
          2641           2.  Separated/Divorced
          4139           3.  Widowed
           669           4.  Never Married
            48           5.  Marital Status Unknown
         17353       Blank.  No core interview from household, or not in sample this wave


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JNDIFLAG       NDI 2004 ALIVE OR DECEASE FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1255           1.  Deceased, according to the NDI match criteria
           838           2.  NDI match is not definite
           952           3.  No NDI match
         34766           9.  Not checked against the NDI


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JNEWSP         2004 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           158           1.  Yes
         24320           5.  No
         13333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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JNURSHM        2004 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent. It may not be
         completely consistent with the core data as corrections have been made to the
         variable. See Section 5C4 in the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
           460           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
            57           3.  Interviewer observation data reports R in nursing home (R
                             not interviewed)
         19669           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           149           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1978           7.  Interviewer observation data reports R not in nursing home
                             (R not interviewed)
           319           9.  Unknown
         15179       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


==========================================================================================


JPENFLAG       HRS PENSION DATA FLAG IN 2004
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether the respondent has a record in the HRS 2004
         pension estimation database. For more information on HRS pension data, visit
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/rda/reslis2.php#pension

         .................................................................................
         36210           0.  No pension data collected in 2004
          1601           1.  HRS 2004 pension data available


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JPMSELWT       SAMPLE WEIGHT FOR PHYSICAL MEASURES
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 9   Decimals: 2

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31165        0   167284.63       2621.27       9932.31    6646
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


JPMWGTR        RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR PHYSICAL MEASURE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 2

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           3286        0      107289      24848.24      21189.41   34525
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


JPPN           2004 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21949         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          6918         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           449         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
            16         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         013.  Spouse/Partner person number
          6326         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
           109         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             4         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
           786         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            36         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             3         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1155         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            56         041.  Spouse/Partner person number
             3         042.  Spouse/Partner person number


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JPROXY         2004 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1172           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           630           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         18327           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2503           9.  Core interview not obtained
          1227          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           106          19.  Exit interview not obtained
           465          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            48          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         13333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


JRESCODE       2004 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         21786        1001.  Complete interview
            35        1005.  Partial interview
          1106        5001.  Final refusal by respondent
           438        5002.  Final refusal by informant
           104        5004.  Final refusal by proxy
            59        5005.  Final refusal, never reached for conversion
            20        5006.  Final refusal, conversion not attempted
            91        5080.  Final refusal, exit proxy
            56        6001.  NI: Tracking exhausted
            25        6002.  NI: Never answered
             4        6004.  NI: Permanent condition
             4        6005.  NI: Language barrier
             3        6006.  NI: Unable to identify proxy
            72        6007.  NI: Other Reason
            11        6080.  NI: Unable to identify exit proxy
             1        7080.  NS: Line generated in error/duplicate line
           419        9001.  Respondent requests removal from sample
           146        9002.  Remove from sample: Informant
            24        9003.  Remove from sample: Proxy
            37        9080.  Remove from sample: Tracking exhausted
            23        9081.  Remove from sample: Can't identify EXIT/PE proxy
            14        9999.  Put back to sample based on examination on marital status
                             and/or living arrangements
         13333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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JSUBHH         2004 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         21607           0.  Original household
           549           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           479           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          1646           3.  Deceased respondent household
            79           4.  Deceased respondent household
            39           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
             3           6.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
            76           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
         13333           9.  Not in the sample this wave


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JSUBHHIW       2004 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         22148           1.  Yes
          2330           5.  No
         13333       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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JWGTHH         2004 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 2004
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1954. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the March 2004 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       15384       2838.84       3039.00    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


JWGTR          2004 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1954 and living in  U.S. households in 2004. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 2004 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       17131       2632.05       3001.05    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


JWGTR_DB       RESP WEIGHT FOR DISABILITY QNAIRE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 2

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           3075        0       80170      21099.87      18832.22   34736
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


JWGTR_PS       RESP WEIGHT FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL QNAIRE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 9   Decimals: 2

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           3083        0       89637      26484.37      18926.14   34728
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


JWHY0HWT       2004 WHY ZERO HOUSEHOLD LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a household has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         19856           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
          6944           1.  Only or both members deceased
           435           2.  Only or both members were in nursing homes
           119           3.  No cohort-eligible member in household
           132           4.  No original sample member in household
          3199           5.  Only or both members were noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
          7101           7.  Not in sample this wave


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JWHY0RWT       2004 WHY ZERO RESPONDENT LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a respondent has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         18578           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
          7065           1.  Deceased
           516           2.  In a nursing home
          1079           3.  Not cohort-eligible
           132           4.  Non-original sample member, not coupled with an original
                             sample member
          3315           5.  Noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
          7101           7.  Not in sample this wave


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KAGE           AGE AT 2006 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          18469       25         104         67.95         11.10       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         19342         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


KALIVE         2006 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         20463           1.  Alive at this wave
           312           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1386           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          7018           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
          8632       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KBIOWGTR       RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR THE 2006 BIOMARKER SUBSAMPLE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           9570        0       35223       8129.88       8635.04   28241
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


KCORES         2006 CO-RESIDENCE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         11457           1.  Married Spouses Living Together
           654           2.  Living with Someone Regardless of Marital Status
           164           3.  Living Alone
          6397           4.  Not married, not partnered
            26           5.  Living Arrangements Unknown
         19113       Blank.  No core interview from the household, or not in sample this
                             wave


==========================================================================================


KCOUPID        2006 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         15389      000000.  Not in the sample
          6276      010000.  Wave household identifier
           944      010011.  Wave household identifier
            38      010012.  Wave household identifier
                    010013.  Wave household identifier
                    010014.  Wave household identifier
          9034      010020.  Wave household identifier
                    010021.  Wave household identifier
          1874      010040.  Wave household identifier
                    010041.  Wave household identifier
           170      011000.  Wave household identifier
             8      012000.  Wave household identifier
             1      013000.  Wave household identifier
          1781      020000.  Wave household identifier
           258      020021.  Wave household identifier
            12      020022.  Wave household identifier
          1224      020030.  Wave household identifier
            30      021000.  Wave household identifier
             2      022000.  Wave household identifier
           220      030000.  Wave household identifier
            76      030031.  Wave household identifier
             6      030032.  Wave household identifier
            22      030040.  Wave household identifier
            14      031000.  Wave household identifier
           298      040000.  Wave household identifier
           110      040041.  Wave household identifier
             4      040042.  Wave household identifier
            19      041000.  Wave household identifier
             1      042000.  Wave household identifier


==========================================================================================


KCOUPLE        2006 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         13699           1.  Yes
          8723           5.  No
         15389       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


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

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         12514           1.  Yes
          5955           5.  No
         19342       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


==========================================================================================


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

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         12559           1.  Yes
          5910           5.  No
         19342       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


==========================================================================================


KINSAMP        2006 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         22422           1.  In the sample
          5230           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
          1695           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to a cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
          6266           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
          1248           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
           491           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           434           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


==========================================================================================


KIWLANG        2006 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         18989           1.  English
           937           2.  Spanish
         17885       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


KIWMODE        2006 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         10746           1.  Face-to-face
          9180           2.  Telephone
         17885       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


KIWMONTH       2006 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           354           1.  January
            79           2.  February
          2355           3.  March
          3167           4.  April
          3011           5.  May
          2931           6.  June
          2341           7.  July
          1776           8.  August
          1436           9.  September
          1293          10.  October
           756          11.  November
           427          12.  December
         17885       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


KIWTYPE        2006 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         18469           1.  Core interview obtained
          2306           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1310          11.  Exit interview obtained
           180          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           147          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
            10          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         15389          99.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KIWWAVE        2006 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2495           0.  No
         19926           1.  Yes
         15390       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KIWYEAR        2006 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         19493        2006.  Year interview began
           433        2007.  Year interview began
         17885       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


KLBWGTR        RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR THE 2006 LEAVE BEHIND QNAIRE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           9570        0       27633       8129.89       7512.90   28241
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


KMARST         2006 MARITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         11428           1.  Married
          2459           2.  Separated/Divorced
          4020           3.  Widowed
           559           4.  Never Married
             3           5.  Marital Status Unknown
         19342       Blank.  No core interview from household, or not in sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KNDIFLAG       NDI 2006 ALIVE OR DECEASE FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          1539           1.  Deceased, according to the NDI match criteria
           703           2.  NDI match is not definite
           568           3.  No NDI match
         35001           9.  Not checked against the NDI


==========================================================================================


KNEWSP         2006 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           176           1.  Yes
         22246           5.  No
         15389       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KNURSHM        2006 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent. It may not be
         completely consistent with the core data as corrections have been made to the
         variable. See Section 5C4 in the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
           438           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
            28           3.  Interviewer observation data reports R in nursing home (R
                             not interviewed)
         18031           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           229           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1016           7.  Interviewer observation data reports R not in nursing home
                             (R not interviewed)
          2680           9.  Unknown
         15389       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


==========================================================================================


KPMWGTR        RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR THE 2006 PHYSICAL MEASURES SUBSAMPLE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           9570        0       27344       8129.87       7436.05   28241
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


KPPN           2006 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         24209         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          5945         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           472         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
            19         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
                       013.  Spouse/Partner person number
                       014.  Spouse/Partner person number
          5264         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
           129         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             6         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
           664         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            38         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             3         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
          1005         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            55         041.  Spouse/Partner person number
             2         042.  Spouse/Partner person number


==========================================================================================


KPROXY         2006 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           779           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           481           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         17209           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2306           9.  Core interview not obtained
           471          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
           839          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           180          19.  Exit interview not obtained
            36          21.  Post-Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by
                             spouse/partner
           111          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
            10          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         15389       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KRESCODE       2006 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         19901        1001.  Complete interview
            25        1005.  Partial interview
          1164        5001.  Final refusal by respondent
           285        5002.  Final refusal by informant
            60        5004.  Final refusal by proxy
           140        5005.  Final refusal, never reached for conversion
            24        5006.  Final refusal, conversion not attempted
           113        5080.  Final refusal, exit proxy
           130        6001.  NI: Tracking exhausted
           168        6002.  NI: Never answered
             3        6003.  NI, Incomplete Interview
             2        6005.  NI: Language barrier
           209        6007.  NI: Other Reason
            35        6080.  NI: Unable to identify exit proxy
            76        9001.  Respondent requests removal from sample
            48        9002.  Remove from sample: Informant
             7        9003.  Remove from sample: Proxy
            25        9080.  Remove from sample: Tracking exhausted
             7        9081.  Remove from sample: Can't identify EXIT/PE proxy
         15389       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KSUBHH         2006 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         19679           0.  Original household
           614           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           530           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          1427           3.  Deceased respondent household
            45           4.  Deceased respondent household
            40           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
             6           6.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
            80           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
             1           8.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
         15389           9.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KSUBHHIW       2006 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         20155           1.  Yes
          2267           5.  No
         15389       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KWGTHH         2006 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 2006
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1954. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the March 2006 Current Population Survey based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       17255       2586.84       3142.00    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


KWGTR          2006 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1954 and living in  U.S. households in 2006. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the March 2006 Current Population Survey based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       20098       2507.99       3257.33    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


KWHY0HWT       2006 WHY ZERO HOUSEHOLD LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a household has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         18049           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
          8242           1.  Only or both members deceased
           402           2.  Only or both members were in nursing homes
           163           3.  No cohort-eligible member in household
           175           4.  No original sample member in household
          3830           5.  Only or both members were noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
          6925           7.  Not in sample this wave


==========================================================================================


KWHY0RWT       2006 WHY ZERO RESPONDENT LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a respondent has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         16961           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
          8451           1.  Deceased
           465           2.  In a nursing home
          1091           3.  Not cohort-eligible
           175           4.  Non-original sample member, not coupled with an original
                             sample member
          3718           5.  Noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
          6925           7.  Not in sample this wave


==========================================================================================


LAGE           AGE AT 2008 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          17217       25         106         69.16         10.76       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         20594         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


LALIVE         2008 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         19300           1.  Alive at this wave
           178           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1281           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          8400           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
          8652       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


LBIOWGTR       RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR THE 2008 BIOMARKER SUBSAMPLE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8296        0       48441       8890.39       9199.26   29515
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


LCORES         2008 CO-RESIDENCE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         10477           1.  Married Spouses Living Together
           627           2.  Living with Someone Regardless of Marital Status
           151           3.  Living Alone
          6204           4.  Not married, not partnered
            29           5.  Living Arrangements Unknown
         20323       Blank.  No core interview from the household, or not in sample this
                             wave


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LCOUPID        2008 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         16755      000000.  Not in the sample
          5810      010000.  Wave household identifier
           974      010011.  Wave household identifier
            48      010012.  Wave household identifier
          8176      010020.  Wave household identifier
                    010021.  Wave household identifier
          1714      010040.  Wave household identifier
           205      011000.  Wave household identifier
            10      012000.  Wave household identifier
             1      013000.  Wave household identifier
          1873      020000.  Wave household identifier
           284      020021.  Wave household identifier
            14      020022.  Wave household identifier
          1098      020030.  Wave household identifier
                    020031.  Wave household identifier
            48      021000.  Wave household identifier
             4      022000.  Wave household identifier
           219      030000.  Wave household identifier
            76      030031.  Wave household identifier
             8      030032.  Wave household identifier
            20      030040.  Wave household identifier
            18      031000.  Wave household identifier
           321      040000.  Wave household identifier
           102      040041.  Wave household identifier
             8      040042.  Wave household identifier
            24      041000.  Wave household identifier
             1      042000.  Wave household identifier


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LCOUPLE        2008 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         12630           1.  Yes
          8426           5.  No
         16755       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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LFAMR          2008 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         11819           1.  Yes
          5398           5.  No
         20594       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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LFINR          2008 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         11849           1.  Yes
          5368           5.  No
         20594       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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LINSAMP        2008 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21056           1.  In the sample
          5230           2.  Belonging to a cohort not interviewed this wave
          1559           3.  Not yet entered, but belonging to a cohort interviewed in
                             this wave
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
          7606           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
          1379           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
           497           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           459           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


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LIWLANG        2008 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         17750           1.  English
           915           2.  Spanish
         19146       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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LIWMODE        2008 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          9619           1.  Face-to-face
          9046           2.  Telephone
         19146       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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LIWMONTH       2008 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
           341           1.  January
            61           2.  February
          3034           3.  March
          3242           4.  April
          2853           5.  May
          2423           6.  June
          2122           7.  July
          1666           8.  August
          1054           9.  September
           957          10.  October
           558          11.  November
           354          12.  December
         19146       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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LIWTYPE        2008 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         17217           1.  Core interview obtained
          2261           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1330          11.  Exit interview obtained
           121          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           118          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
             9          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         16755          99.  Not in the sample this wave


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LIWWAVE        2008 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2391           0.  No
         18665           1.  Yes
         16755       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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LIWYEAR        2008 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         18302        2008.  Year interview began
           363        2009.  Year interview began
         19146       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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LLBWGTR        RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR THE 2008 PSYCHO-SOCIAL QNAIRE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 11  Decimals: 5

         The Psyco-Social questionnaire has been formerly referred to as the Leave Behind
         Questionnaire.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8296        0       43310       8890.38       8774.87   29515
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


LMARST         2008 MARITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         10633           1.  Married
          2399           2.  Separated/Divorced
          3915           3.  Widowed
           502           4.  Never Married
            38           5.  Marital Status Unknown
         20324       Blank.  No core interview from household, or not in sample this wave


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LNEWSP         2008 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           136           1.  Yes
         20920           5.  No
         16755       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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LNURSHM        2008 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent. It may not be
         completely consistent with the core data as corrections have been made to the
         variable. See Section 5C4 in the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
           441           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
            57           3.  Interviewer observation data reports R in nursing home (R
                             not interviewed)
         16776           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
           256           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1711           7.  Interviewer observation data reports R not in nursing home
                             (R not interviewed)
           287           9.  Unknown
         18283       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


==========================================================================================


LPMWGTR        RESPONDENT WEIGHT FOR THE 2008 PHYSICAL MEASURES SUBSAMPLE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8296        0       33480       8890.38       8271.96   29515
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


LPPN           2008 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         25289         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          5456         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           487         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
            24         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
          4786         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
           142         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             7         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
           601         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            38         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             4         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
           922         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            51         041.  Spouse/Partner person number
             4         042.  Spouse/Partner person number


==========================================================================================


LPROXY         2008 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           674           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           466           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         16077           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2261           9.  Core interview not obtained
           407          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
           923          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           121          19.  Exit interview not obtained
            20          21.  Post-Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by
                             spouse/partner
            98          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
             9          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         16755       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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LRESCODE       2008 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         18636        1001.  Complete interview
            29        1005.  Partial interview
          1220        5001.  Final refusal by respondent
           353        5002.  Final refusal by informant
            77        5004.  Final refusal by proxy
           129        5005.  Final refusal, never reached for conversion
             1        5006.  Final refusal, conversion not attempted
            79        5080.  Final refusal, exit proxy
           117        6001.  NI: Tracking exhausted
            61        6002.  NI: Never answered
             5        6003.  NI, Incomplete Interview
             2        6004.  NI: Permanent condition
             1        6005.  NI: Language barrier
           165        6007.  NI: Other Reason
                      6010.  NI: Respondent incarcerated
            17        6080.  NI: Unable to identify exit proxy
                      7080.  NS: Line generated in error/duplicate line
            74        9001.  Respondent requests removal from sample
            24        9002.  Remove from sample: Informant
             3        9003.  Remove from sample: Proxy
             6        9080.  Remove from sample: Tracking exhausted
            57        9081.  Remove from sample: Can't identify EXIT/PE proxy
         16755       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


LSUBHH         2008 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         18175           0.  Original household
           692           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           585           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          1414           3.  Deceased respondent household
            48           4.  Deceased respondent household
            52           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
             8           6.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
            81           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
             1           8.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
         16755           9.  Not in the sample this wave or respondent not interviewed
                             this wave


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LSUBHHIW       2008 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         18934           1.  Yes
          2122           5.  No
         16755       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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LWGTHH         2008 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 2008
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1954. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from ACS definitions and ACS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       15312       2446.89       3166.91    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


LWGTR          2008 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 2

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1954 and living in U.S. households in 2008. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their sex, race/ethnicity, and marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          31022        0       19729       2377.50       3306.91    6789
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


==========================================================================================


LWHY0HWT       2008 WHY ZERO HOUSEHOLD LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a household has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         16753           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
          9530           1.  Only or both members deceased
           424           2.  Only or both members were in nursing homes
           207           3.  No cohort-eligible member in household
           225           4.  No original sample member in household
          3858           5.  Only or both members were noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
          6789           7.  Not in sample this wave


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LWHY0RWT       2008 WHY ZERO RESPONDENT LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a respondent has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         15649           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
          9732           1.  Deceased
           498           2.  In a nursing home
          1117           3.  Not cohort-eligible
           225           4.  Non-original sample member, not coupled with an original
                             sample member
          3776           5.  Noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
          6789           7.  Not in sample this wave


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MAGE           AGE AT 2010 INTERVIEW
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         xAGE is constructed using a 'best source' method, if there was more than one
         birthdate given in different waves. We used a self report as most reliable,
         followed by a spouse report, and finally a non spouse proxy. The tracker file
         and the public data use the last date of birth given, regardless of the source.
         This results in some discrepancies between xAGE and BIRTHYR.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          22037       18         109         65.62         11.97       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                       996.  Date of Birth info not available
         15774         999.  NO CORE INTERVIEW THIS WAVE


==========================================================================================


MALIVE         2010 VITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on HRS tracking efforts. Respondents for whom vital
         status was not certain are placed in two categories: presumed alive, in which
         contact was made with someone capable of reporting a death, and unknown in which
         no contact was made. By definition, no respondents can be deceased at the
         baseline interview, or they would have been excluded from the sample. The
         baseline for HRS is HRS 1992; for AHEAD is AHEAD 1993; for CODA and WB is HRS
         1998; and for EBB is HRS 2004.

         .................................................................................
         24062           1.  Alive at this wave
           462           2.  Presumed alive as of this wave
          1635           5.  Known deceased as of this wave
          9681           6.  Known deceased as of prior wave
          1971       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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MCORES         2010 CO-RESIDENCE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         13165           1.  Married Spouses Living Together
          1266           2.  Living with Someone Regardless of Marital Status
           385           3.  Living Alone
          7792           4.  Not married, not partnered
                         5.  Living Arrangements Unknown
         15203       Blank.  No core interview from the household, or not in sample this
                             wave


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MCOUPID        2010 WAVE HOUSEHOLD ID
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0

         This variable may be used to identify two potential respondents in the same
         household in a particular wave. Respondents will share the same value on the
         variable if they were in the same household and sub-household in the wave. It is
         a concatenation of the person numbers of the members of the household in
         ascending order.

         .................................................................................
         11448      000000.  Not in the sample
          7393      010000.  Wave household identifier
          1016      010011.  Wave household identifier
            46      010012.  Wave household identifier
         11922      010020.  Wave household identifier
          1538      010040.  Wave household identifier
           245      011000.  Wave household identifier
                    011020.  Wave household identifier
            14      012000.  Wave household identifier
             1      013000.  Wave household identifier
          1999      020000.  Wave household identifier
           300      020021.  Wave household identifier
            16      020022.  Wave household identifier
             2      020023.  Wave household identifier
           938      020030.  Wave household identifier
            63      021000.  Wave household identifier
             4      022000.  Wave household identifier
           250      030000.  Wave household identifier
            78      030031.  Wave household identifier
            10      030032.  Wave household identifier
            20      030040.  Wave household identifier
            20      031000.  Wave household identifier
             2      032000.  Wave household identifier
           346      040000.  Wave household identifier
           100      040041.  Wave household identifier
            12      040042.  Wave household identifier
             2      040043.  Wave household identifier
            25      041000.  Wave household identifier
             1      042000.  Wave household identifier


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MCOUPLE        2010 WHETHER COUPLED OR PARTNERED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         16159           1.  Yes
         10204           5.  No
         11448       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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MFAMR          2010 WHETHER FAMILY RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any family data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         14977           1.  Yes
            14           3.  2nd financial respondent, answer not retained
          7045           5.  No
         15775       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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MFINR          2010 WHETHER FINANCIAL RESPONDENT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable indicates whether a respondent provided any financial data in this
         wave.

         .................................................................................
         15131           1.  Yes
            14           3.  2nd financial respondent, answer not retained
          6891           5.  No
         15775       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, deceased, or core interview not
                             obtained


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MINSAMP        2010 SAMPLE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         26363           1.  In the sample
            25           4.  Formally dropped from the sample: HRS-AHEAD overlap never
                             appeared in AHEAD
          8916           5.  No longer in sample because complete exit or post-exit
                             interview has been obtained
          1479           6.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Not known
                             to be deceased, termination per request by respondent,
                             spouse, or other living proxy
           554           7.  Formally dropped from the sample before the wave: Deceased,
                             unable to find exit proxy
           474           8.  Formally dropped from the sample: Other reasons


==========================================================================================


MIWLANG        2010 INTERVIEW LANGUAGE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21986           1.  English
          1631           2.  Spanish
         14194       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


MIWMODE        2010 INTERVIEW MODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         14884           1.  Face-to-face
          8599           2.  Telephone
         14328       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


MIWMONTH       2010 INTERVIEW MONTH
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
          1964           1.  January
          1311           2.  February
          1818           3.  March
          2371           4.  April
          1870           5.  May
          1748           6.  June
          1570           7.  July
          1760           8.  August
          1846           9.  September
          1933          10.  October
          2886          11.  November
          2540          12.  December
         14194       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


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MIWTYPE        2010 INTERVIEW TYPE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         22037           1.  Core interview obtained
                         2.  Completed interview, but not released in Early Release
          2487           5.  Core interview not obtained
          1446          11.  Exit interview obtained
           255          15.  Exit interview not obtained
           134          21.  Post-exit interview obtained
             4          25.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         11448          99.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


MIWWAVE        2010 WHETHER INTERVIEWED IN THE WAVE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
          2746           0.  No
         23617           1.  Yes
                         2.  Completed interview, but not released in Early Release
         11448       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


MIWYEAR        2010 INTERVIEW YEAR
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This date is when the interview began. Sometimes interviews are completed on
         later dates.

         .................................................................................
         16408        2010.  Year interview began
          7209        2011.  Year interview began
         14194       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or interview not obtained


==========================================================================================


MMARST         2010 MARITAL STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable may not be completely consistent with core data. Corrections have
         been made to this variable based on cross-wave information. See Section 5B1 in
         the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
         13528           1.  Married
          3792           2.  Separated/Divorced
          3993           3.  Widowed
          1200           4.  Never Married
            95           5.  Marital Status Unknown
         15203       Blank.  No core interview from household, or not in sample this wave


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MNEWSP         2010 NEW SPOUSE-PARTNER FLAG
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           143           1.  Yes
         26220           5.  No
         11448       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


==========================================================================================


MNURSHM        2010 NURSING HOME STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         This variable is based on reports obtained during the interview with the
         respondent, the spouse, or a living proxy for the respondent. It may not be
         completely consistent with the core data as corrections have been made to the
         variable. See Section 5C4 in the tracker data description for more information.

         .................................................................................
           978           1.  Interviewed in nursing home this wave
            50           3.  Interviewer observation data reports R in nursing home (R
                             not interviewed)
         22493           5.  Interviewed in community this wave
            42           6.  Spouse/Partner reports R not in nursing home (R not
                             interviewed)
          1826           7.  Interviewer observation data reports R not in nursing home
                             (R not interviewed)
           974           9.  Unknown
         11448       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave, or exit, or post-exit cases


==========================================================================================


MPPN           2010 SPOUSE-PARTNER PERSON NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         21807         000.  Respondent was single or not in the sample, or
                             spouse-partner not in the sample
          7262         010.  Spouse/Partner person number
           508         011.  Spouse/Partner person number
            23         012.  Spouse/Partner person number
          6591         020.  Spouse/Partner person number
           150         021.  Spouse/Partner person number
             8         022.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         023.  Spouse/Partner person number
           524         030.  Spouse/Partner person number
            39         031.  Spouse/Partner person number
             5         032.  Spouse/Partner person number
           836         040.  Spouse/Partner person number
            50         041.  Spouse/Partner person number
             6         042.  Spouse/Partner person number
             1         043.  Spouse/Partner person number


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MPROXY         2010 PROXY TYPE STATUS
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 2   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
           802           1.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was provided by
                             spouse or partner
           580           2.  Core interview obtained, was a proxy, proxy was not provided
                             by spouse or partner
         20655           5.  Core interview obtained, was not a proxy
          2488           9.  Core interview not obtained
           453          11.  Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by spouse/partner
           993          12.  Exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by spouse or
                             partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
           254          19.  Exit interview not obtained
            20          21.  Post-Exit interview obtained, proxy provided by
                             spouse/partner
           114          22.  Post-exit interview obtained, proxy was not provided by
                             spouse or partner, or unknown who provided proxy interview
             4          29.  Post-exit interview not obtained
         11448       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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MRESCODE       2010 RESULT CODE
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 4   Decimals: 0

         This variable is the detailed result of interview attempt code recorded as of
         the close of the field period for the wave. It may not be consistent with other
         status variables that were subsequently edited based on ancillary information.

         .................................................................................
         23329        1001.  Complete interview
           288        1005.  Partial interview
          1204        5001.  Final refusal by respondent
           411        5002.  Final refusal by informant
            89        5004.  Final refusal by proxy
            27        5005.  Final refusal, never reached for conversion
             7        5006.  Final refusal, conversion not attempted
           121        5080.  Final refusal, exit proxy
           116        6001.  NI: Tracking exhausted
            86        6002.  NI: Never answered
             2        6003.  NI, Incomplete Interview
             6        6004.  NI: Permanent condition
             8        6005.  NI: Language barrier
           212        6007.  NI: Other Reason
                      6010.  NI: Respondent incarcerated
            28        6080.  NI: Unable to identify exit proxy
                      7080.  NS: Line generated in error/duplicate line
                      8011.  NS, Deceased R After Screening, No Baseline Taken
           305        9001.  Respondent requests removal from sample
            88        9002.  Remove from sample: Informant
             7        9003.  Remove from sample: Proxy
             9        9080.  Remove from sample: Tracking exhausted
            20        9081.  Remove from sample: Can't identify EXIT/PE proxy
         11448       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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MSUBHH         2010 SUB-HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFIER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         In the baseline interview, all households for the wave are considered 'original'
         households, and so all have a SUBHH of zero. Respondents can have a
         sub-household identifier at a particular wave even if they did not provide an
         interview.

         .................................................................................
         23376           0.  Original household
           748           1.  Sub-household, split off from original
           626           2.  Sub-household, split off from original
          2816           3.  Deceased respondent household
           102           4.  Deceased respondent household
            61           5.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
             7           6.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
           109           7.  Used when two respondents split and then recombine with each
                             other
             1           8.  Sub-household, split off a household that already split into
                             a '1' and '2'
          9965           9.  Not in the sample this wave or respondent not interviewed
                             this wave


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MSUBHHIW       2010 WHETHER SUBHH INTERVIEWED
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         24268           1.  Yes
          2184           5.  No
         11359       Blank.  Not in the sample this wave


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MWGTHH         2010 WEIGHT: HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to HOUSEHOLDS in the US in 2010
         containing at least one individual born prior to 1954. It is based on the
         original sampling rate for cohort eligible financial units. It has been
         post-stratified to the 2010 Current Population Survey (CPS) based on the
         birth-cohort of each unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse
         in married couples, their race/ethnicity, and their marital status. The HRS
         definition of a household (a financial unit consisting of uncoupled individuals,
         married couples, or unmarried couples that operate as a financial unit) differs
         from CPS definitions and CPS data are restructured for post-stratification. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction. In this preliminary HRS 2010 release, the 2010 CPS is used
         in place of 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) for post-stratification,
         because the 2010 ACS data have not been released. For the final release, the HRS
         2010 weights will be post-stratified to the 2010 ACS.

         .................................................................................

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       19373       2528.14       3590.96       0
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MWGTR          2010 WEIGHT: RESPONDENT LEVEL
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 5   Decimals: 0

         This weight should be used in making inferences to INDIVIDUALS who were born
         before 1954 and living in U.S. households in 2010. It is based on the original
         sampling rate for cohort-eligible financial units. It has been post-stratified
         to the 2010 Current Population Survey (CPS) based on the birth-cohort of each
         unmarried individual and the birth cohorts of each spouse in married couples,
         their sex, race/ethnicity, and marital status. See
         http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/docs/design.html for more information about
         weight construction. In this preliminary HRS 2010 release, the 2010 CPS is used
         in place of 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) for post-stratification,
         because the 2010 ACS data have not been released. For the final release, the HRS
         2010 weights will be post-stratified to the 2010 ACS.

         .................................................................................

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          37811        0       21388       2508.08       3725.55       0
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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MWHY0HWT       2010 WHY ZERO HOUSEHOLD LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a household has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         21908           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
         11096           1.  Only or both members deceased
           427           2.  Only or both members were in nursing homes
           117           3.  No cohort-eligible member in household
           272           4.  No original sample member in household
          3966           5.  Only or both members were noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
                         7.  Not in sample this wave


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MWHY0RWT       2010 WHY ZERO RESPONDENT LEVEL WEIGHT
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         The variable designates why a respondent has a zero weight.

         .................................................................................
         20104           0.  Eligible, should have non-zero weight
         11367           1.  Deceased
           512           2.  In a nursing home
          1367           3.  Not cohort-eligible
           272           4.  Non-original sample member, not coupled with an original
                             sample member
          4164           5.  Noninterviews
            25           6.  Dropped by study
                         7.  Not in sample this wave


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VERSION        TRACKER FILE VERSION NUMBER
         Section: TR    Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         .................................................................................
         37811           1.  HRS-AHEAD tracker file final version