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Top coding on h_fimnnet_dv (total net personal income - no deductions)

Added by Christopher Brown over 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
07/09/2020
% Done:

100%


Description

Hello there,

I'm working with h_fimnnet_dv, and trying to build a regression model to predict income based on a range of other factors (primarily ns-sec and method of travel to work).

I've read that monthly income is top-coded at +/- £15,000 (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/fimnnet_dv).

However, when running a boxplot, I find I've got a load of values above £15,000 p/m (image attached). I'm going to apply my own top coding, in order to reduce the number of variables at this top end.

At the same time, I just wanted to check whether I'm missing something here about how this variable is calculated and the top coding that is applied. I've checked, and I am using UKDS SN6614 (standard EUL).


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Capture.PNG (27 KB) Capture.PNG boxplot_ns_sec_h_fimnnet_dv Christopher Brown, 07/09/2020 09:43 AM

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