Net Income Variable in BHPS
I was wondering whether the derived labour income variable bW_fimnlabgrs_dv in the BHPS data (not UKHLS) measures total gross or net labour income.
Unfortunately, the variable label does not give information on this. I couldn't even find the variable in the BHPS documentation.
Given the case that bW_fimnlabgrs_dv reports gross labour income, could you please tell me if there is a derived net labour income variable in the data?
In the datasets, I couldn’t find a bW_fimnl variable as described in the manuals.
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bW_fimnlabgrs_dv is gross labour income.
bw_fimnlabgrs_dv in the harmonised files is the same as bw_fimnl in the standalone BHPS files. See page 19 of the harmonised BHPS user guide:
There is currently no net labour income variable in the BHPS (standalone or harmonised) data files. But there is a dataset of BHPS net income variables produced by Jenkins et al. You can download it from the UKDS: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=3909
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