Health and Retirement Study

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) has surveyed more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 50 and their spouses or partners since 1992. Biennial waves collect information on income, work, assets, pension plans, health insurance, disability, physical health and functioning, and health-care expenditures. The HRS now collects biological markers and, through a self-completed mail survey, information on consumption. It also offers links to Social Security and Medicare records. Self-completion surveys are included in the core survey years.

survey name description
HRS 1992 Wave 1: Health and Retirement Study
AHEAD 1993 AHEAD 1993
HRS 1994 Wave 2: Health and Retirement Study
AHEAD 1995 AHEAD 1995
HRS 1996 Wave 3: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 1996 Exit Wave 3 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 1998 Wave 4: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 1998 Exit Wave 4 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 1998 Post-Exit Wave 4 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2000 Wave 5: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2000 Exit Wave 5 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2000 Post-Exit Wave 5 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2002 Wave 6: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2002 Exit Wave 6 Exit: Interview Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2002 Post-Exit Wave 6 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2004 Wave 7: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2004 Exit Wave 7 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2004 Post-Exit Wave 7 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2006 Wave 8: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2006 Exit Wave 8 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2006 Post-Exit Wave 8 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2008 Wave 9: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2008 Exit Wave 9 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2008 Post-Exit Wave 9 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2010 Wave 10: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2012 Wave 11: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2014 Wave 12: Health and Retirement Study
HRS Tracker File (2008 Version) Tracker File for all HRS Variables
HRS 2003 Diabetes Study HRS 2003 Diabetes Study
HRS 2014 Exit Wave 12 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS Life History HRS Life History
HRS 2012 Exit Wave 11 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2010 Exit Wave 10 Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2010 POSTEXIT Wave 10 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study
HRS 2012 POSTEXIT Wave 11 Post-Exit: Health and Retirement Study