Product Release Announcements
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
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.