Welcome to HRS
Description: The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) COVID-19 survey is a longitudinal study of people aged 51 and older and their partners, living in private households in the United States. Its sample was drawn from a nationally representative cohort, the Health and Retirement Study. The survey elicits information about COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 avoidance behavior, health, healthcare utilization, employment, income and spending, and social networks.
|Age Eligibility||Age 51 and older|
|People Interviewed per Household||One age-eligible individual and their spouse of any age who participated in a previous wave of HRS|
The HRS COVID-19 interviews were carried out using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) starting in June 2020.
The HRS COVID-19 Wave 1 sample included 2,367 households containing 3,266 individuals and their spouses.
|HRS COVID-19 interview|
|University of Michigan|
|COVID-19 US State Policy Database||University of Michigan|
|HRS||University of Michigan|
|Genetic data (genotype)||National Center for Biotechnology Information|
|Medicare claims||Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services|
|Harmonized HRS COVID||A dataset of research-ready variables derived from the COVID-19 interview of Wave 1.||Coming soon|