Support #333

Components of: a_fihhmngrs_dv gross household income: month before interview

Added by Alex Turner over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Good evening.

Would it be possible for you to tell me what component variables make up the derived variable in the subject heading? In particular, I am looking for a measure of gross labour income at household level (and at an individual level if possible). Unlike in the BHPS, this data doesn't seem to be available in Understanding Society.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best wishes,
Alex Turner


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please see #234
for individuals see also: FIMNLABGRS_DV FIMNGRS_DV


Updated by Alex Turner over 8 years ago

Brilliant! Thanks for your help so far.

I am now looking into the income variables at the individual level. With respect to FIMNLABGRS_DV, I see there are negative values present. Are these indicators of missing values or are they negative values generated as a result of the imputation process?

I have the same question in relation to a_seearngrs_dv. However, it is more difficult here as it is plausible that self-employed income can be negative (unlike labour income which must always be positive). How do I distinguish between the true negative values and the indicators for missingness?



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Negative incomes are reported losses from self-employment or imputed values (see imputation flag for variables in question).


Updated by Redmine Admin over 8 years ago

further to this it should be noted that standard missing value codes (-8.inapplicable -7.proxy respondent) are in use for certain income variables and should be recoded prior to analysis.


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