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Support #330

current hh income - negative figures

Added by Mike Wilson about 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Income
Start date:
12/15/2014
% Done:

100%


Description

I am using the SN:3909 derived household income dataset for some poverty analysis and notice that total current household net income (hhneti) ranges from -33 to 9763 per week (I have merged all waves). Why should this feature negative values? These negative values appear to be due to the impact of deduction of local taxes (all the additive variables used in deriving hhneti range from zero upwards with local taxes the only deduction) but surely households on very low income get local tax relief so would not drop into a negative household income?

What have earlier users done? use the data as it is or made adjustments for negative net HH income?

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