The Health and Retirement Study
A Longitudinal Study of Health, Retirement, and Aging
Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging

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About the Health and Retirement Study

The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA U01AG009740), the study paints an emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning. The full scope of the study is described in this graphical overview of the data collection process. HRS data products are available without cost to researchers and analysts. User Registration is required in order to download files.

HRS Participant Web Site: Provides study participants with links to important information, including this Note to Health and Retirement Study Participants from the HRS staff at the University of Michigan and from the Social Security Administration, and the Participant Newsletter.

HRS User Newsletter: Information of interest to users of HRS data products. Includes article summaries; selected journal article citations and abstracts; HRS in the news; upcoming events. Back issues are also available.

Research Links, including Cross-National projects.

Help Desk: Submit a question to the HRS Help Desk.

Site Map: A comprehensive outline of the structure of this Web site.

Contact Information: How to reach us.

News about the study.       HRS News Feed

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