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HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table1

  Cross-Wave Public Biennial Public Restricted Other Public Health
  Tracker LOPN P&LF 1992 through 2010 SSA CMS NDI Other Geo Pens Contrib Off-Year Geo RAND Wealth Genetics Sensitive
Cross-Wave Public
Tracker File     Yes
Longitudinal OPN     Yes
Pension & Labor Force2     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Biennial Public          
1992 through 20103     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Restricted          
SSA Administrative Data4 Yes Yes Yes   Yes   No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
CMS Medicare5 Χ   Χ   No Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ TBD Χ
National Death Index Χ   Χ   Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Other Restricted6 Χ   Χ   Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Geographic Information Χ   Χ   No Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Pension Estimation Χ   Χ   Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Other HRS Public          
Researcher contributions     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Off-year, Internet, Mailout     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Geographic Region Info7     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
RAND Data8     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Social Security Wealth     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Health        
Genetic Data9     No TBD Χ Χ Χ Χ
Sensitive Health10     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ

Notes

1. Merge Restriction Codes:

  • √ – No merge restrictions.
  • Yes – May be merged under terms of SSA MOU.
  • Χ – May be merged under terms of HRS data confidentiality guidelines; other restrictions may apply. Contact HRS for details.
  • No – Data sets may NOT be merged at this time.
  • TBD – Link/merge status is under review.

2. Pension and Labor Force files:

3. Biennial Public Data Sets:

  • Core and Core Imputations
  • Exit and Exit Imputations
  • Post-Exit
  • RAND Core Income and Wealth Imputations
  • RAND FAT files

4. Data sets derived from SSA Administrative files:

  • HRS Cohort. Earnings, Benefits, SSI, Summary of Earnings and Projected Benefits, Wage and Self-Employment Income for respondents.
  • AHEAD Cohort. Earnings, Benefits, SSI for respondents and deceased spouses.
  • CODA, War Baby Cohorts. Earnings, Benefits, Payment History, Wage and Self-Employment Income for respondents and deceased spouses.
  • Early Boomer Cohort. Earnings, Benefits, Payment History, Wage and Self-Employment Income for respondents and deceased spouses.
  • Prospective Permissions obtained in 2006 and beyond. Earnings, Benefits, Payment History, Wage and Self-Employment Income for respondents and deceased spouses.
  • Cross-year Summary Earnings, Cross-Year Detail Earnings, and Cross-Year Benefits files derived from the foregoing

5. See HRS Medicare Claims and Summary Data for complete details on HRS-CMS Medicare Linkages. This linkage requires submission of the Restricted CMS Data Products Order Form.

6. This category includes all restricted data files not specifically mentioned in this table. See HRS Restricted Data: What's Available for a complete listing.

7. Geographic information in all public files is recoded to the Census Division level.

8. This category includes RAND-HRS Data and RAND-CAMS Data and RAND-Family Data.

9. Visit the HRS Genetics page for information on genetic data offerings.

10. Researchers seeking access to Sensitive Health Data must establish their institutional affiliation credentials via a Data Use Agreement before receiving authorization to access such data.

Last change: December 8, 2014

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