HRS: Study Overview

HRS is a longitudinal study of people aged 51 and older and their partners, living in private households in the United States of America. Its main goal is to provide a data resource that allows researchers to examine the aging process and explore the impacts of national-level social and policy changes on individuals. The survey elicits information about demographics, health, cognition, family structure, housing, job status and history, health care use and costs, assets, and income.