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question about Total personal income annually

Added by Greg Hines almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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08/02/2015
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Hi, I'm trying to look at issues related to income. There is a variable c_prfitba which is the "total personal income annually". This seems like an obvious variable but for 97.82%, the answer is "inapplicable". Obviously far more than 2% of people have a personal income. Can anyone clarify what is going on?

Regards,
Greg Hines

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#1 Updated by Gundi Knies almost 5 years ago

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Hi Greg,
the question was part of the proxy interview and there are not that many in Understanding Society.
You can find out who a question was applicable to by checking the universe information in the questionnaire, and by looking at the variable level description in the online dataset documentation.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/3/datafile/c_indresp/variable/c_prfitba

The User Guide, section 3.8, also has a detailed description of which income variables are provided in the study data. Is there an indicator that is more suitable for your analysis?

Best wishes,
Gundi

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin almost 5 years ago

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