Income Variable: Drop negative values?
I am using the fimngrs_dv variable from indresp files. Some of the reported values are negative, for example, I see a minimum value of -17,741.34. Surely I cannot take it as a correct value of monthly income for the individual? Is it common practice to only keep positive values of monthly income data?
Many thanks for your help!
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Negative values result from self-employed respondents reporting losses. You might also find useful our answers to similar past queries, e.g.:
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