RAND HRS Archived Data Products

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After requests from several users, we are re-releasing archived versions of the RAND HRS Longitudinal File and the RAND HRS Detailed Imputation File to promote data transparency and reproducibility of research studies. As always, we strongly recommend that users download the latest version of all RAND HRS data products for new and continuing research projects.

This re-release includes the following versions:

  • Version L: released November 2011
  • Version M: released August 2013
  • Version N: released September 2014
  • Version O: released October 2015
  • Version P: released August 2016
  • Version 1992-2014 v3: released March 2019
  • Version 1992-2016 v1: released May 2019
  • Version 1992-2016 v2: released April 2020
  • Version 1992-2018 v1: released February 2021
  • Version 1992-2018 v2: released July 2022
  • Version 1992-2020 (V1): released March 2023

For more information, please visit the RAND Center for the Study of Aging website.

Questions regarding RAND HRS files should be directed to randhrshelp@rand.org.

Product Details

Latest Release
May 2024
Entry Cohort Info

HRS: R born 1931-1941;
AHEAD: R born 1923 or earlier;
CODA (Children of Depression): R born 1924-1930;
WB (War Baby): R born 1942-1947;
EBB: R born 1948-1953;
MBB: R born 1954-1959;
LBB: R born 1960-1965

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