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Harmonized Health and Retirement Study (Harmonized HRS) is an easy-to-use version of data from the first 15 waves of the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) with a set of harmonized variables suitable for cross-country analysis. Using a similar structure and naming convention to the RAND HRS, the Harmonized HRS contains variables that the RAND HRS does not already have and that further allow for comparison with other Harmonized datasets. Documentation for each variable in Harmonized HRS, including a description of its creation, the HRS variables used, and descriptive statistics, is detailed in the Harmonized HRS codebook.

Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights
Section B: Health
Section D: Cognition
Section G: Family Structure
Section H: Employment History
Section K: Physical Measures
Section L: Assistance and Caregiving
Section M: Stress
Section O: End of Life Planning
Section P: Childhood
Section Q: Psychosocial
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