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Health and Retirement Study

Creator: National Institute on Aging

Geography: North America, United States

Categories: Elderly/Aging Health

Tags: depression, disabilities, employment, ethnicity, health behaviours, health care utilization, health costs, health expenditures, health insurance, health status, income, mental health, prescription drugs, seniors, women

Date: 1992-



Data set. Survey of more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Portrait of an aging America’s physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning. Documentation provided on methodology. User registration required to download data. Summary statistics can be found by linking to a number of publications, chiefy Growing Older in America: The Health and Retirement Study.