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Labour income variables

Added by Catherine Taylor over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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06/04/2016
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Hi,

I am doing some research which involves looking at wages. In the data for the variable "total monthly labour income gross" (w_fimnlabgrs_dv) there are negative values ( I have a minimum value of -28701) I was wondering if anyone knows the reason for this or what this variable is actually representing?

Thanks for any help!

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#1 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 3 years ago

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Dear Catherine,

Many thanks for your enquiry.

Total labour income is the sum of income as an employee, income from self-employment and income from second jobs. Negative values on total labour income should always arise from losses from self-employment. These negative self-employment values (a_seearngrs_dv) may be reported or imputed (which may be distinguished using a_seearngrs_if). Income from being an employee or in second jobs should not be negative.

We hope this help,
Best wishes,
Victoria

On behalf of the Understanding Society Data User Support Team

#2 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 3 years ago

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