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Support #1565

Income Variable: Drop negative values?

Added by Ipsitaa Khullar 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
High
Category:
Data analysis
Start date:
07/20/2021
% Done:

50%


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Hi,

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!

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

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Dear Ipsitaa,

Negative values result from self-employed respondents reporting losses. You might also find useful our answers to similar past queries, e.g.:
https://iserredex.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/1290
https://iserredex.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/1481

Kind regards,

Understanding Society User Support Team

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