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Representativeness of the Low-Income Population in the Health and Retirement Study
by Erik Meijer and Lynn Karoly
WP 2013-273
  • The HRS survey sample is representative for the general population it covers.
  • However, we caution against estimating population totals for small subpopulations such as SSI recipients or Medicaid beneficiaries.
  • HRS samples for which restricted matched administrative data are available are often not representative of the population of interest.