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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Income

yfam74            Total earnings of graduate and spouse last year
yrer74            Graduate's total earnings last year
alyr74            Flag for graduate's total earnings last year
yrwg74 - yrfr74   Graduate's detailed earnings by source
yser74            Spouse's total earnings last year.
alys74            Flag for spouse's total earnings last year
yswg74 - ysfr74   Spouse's detailed earnings by source 

Imputed data for a subset of variables in this module are available in 
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

yfam74: Total earnings in $100's of graduate and spouse last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 58, 59c, 60c, 103, 104c, 105c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 523 1203
0 Less than $100 242 502 744
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 15 66 81
0010 - 1650 $1,000 - 165,099 4054 4235 8289
Note: This variable is simply a sum of respondent's total earnings
(YRER74) and spouse's total earnings (YSER74). For information about
missing data for various components of this variable see the notes to
variables YRER74 and YSER74 and the missing data flags for YRER74
(ALYR74) and YSER74 (ALYS74).

An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

yrer74: Graduate's total earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 58, 59c, 60c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 523 1204
0 Less than $100 273 2129 2402
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 10 433 443
0010 - 1650 $1,000 - 165,099 4027 2241 6268
Note: Sum of all valid components.

This variable represents the sum of all valid components of
earnings, even if there was missing data for one or two components.
Those with missing data on all components were coded -3. See ALYR74.

An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

alyr74: Missing data flag for graduate's total earnings last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 58, 59c, 60c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
0 No missing data 4023 4543 8566
1 Missing data for wages and salaries (YRWG74) 148 174 322
2 Missing data for self-employed earnings (YRSE74) 56 55 111
3 Missing data for farm earnings (YRFR74) 24 17 41
4 Missing data for wages and salaries and self-employed earnings (YRWG74 and YRSE74) 51 13 64
5 Missing data for wages and salaries and farm earnings (YRWG74 and YRFR74) 5 1 6
6 Missing data for self-employed earnings and farm earnings (YRSE74 and YRFR74) 3 0 3
7 Missing data for all components of earnings (YRWG74, YRSE74 AND YRFR74) 20 5 25

yrwg74: Graduate's wages and salaries in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 58

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 857 582 1439
-1 DON'T KNOW 28 129 157
0 Less than $100 369 2070 2439
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 10 406 416
0010 - 1020 $1,000 - 102,099 3727 2139 5866
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

yrse74: Graduate's self-employed nonfarm earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 59c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 752 544 1296
-1 DON'T KNOW 39 47 86
0 Less than $100 3611 4529 8140
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 112 86 198
0010 - 1400 $1,000 - 140,099 477 120 597
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

yrfr74: Graduate's farm earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 60c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 690 525 1215
-1 DON'T KNOW 23 16 39
0 Less than $100 4081 4745 8826
0001 - 0008 $100 - 899 31 14 45
0010 - 0800 $1,000 - 80,099 166 26 192
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

yser74: Spouse's total earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 103, 104, 104c, 105, 105c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 685 548 1233
-2 492 589 1081
0 Less than $100 2060 557 2617
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 317 11 328
0010 - 1250 $1,000 - 125,099 1437 3621 5058
Note: This variable represents the sum of all valid components of
earnings, even if there was missing data for one or two components.
Those with missing data on all components were coded -3. See ALYS74.

An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

alys74: Missing data flag for total earnings of spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 103, 104, 104c, 105, 105c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 492 589 1081
0 No missing data 3655 3487 7142
1 Missing data for wages and salaries (YSWG74) 87 287 374
2 Missing data for self-employed earnings (YSSE74) 24 190 214
3 Missing data for farm earnings (YSFR74) 30 104 134
4 Missing data for wages and salaries and self-employed earnings (YSWG74 and YSSE74) 9 85 94
5 Missing data for wages and salaries and farm earnings (YSWG74 and YSFR74) 1 16 17
6 Missing data for self-employed earnings and farm earnings (YSSE74 and YSFR74) 8 20 28
7 Missing data for all components of earnings (YSWG74, YSSE74 and YSFR74) 24 30 54

yswg74: Spouse's wages and salary earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 103

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 734 730 1464
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 48 206 254
0 Less than $100 2049 485 2534
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 287 4 291
0010 - 1250 $1,000 - 125,099 1381 3312 4693
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

ysse74: Spouse's nonfarm self-employment earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 104, 104c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 700 608 1308
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 26 235 261
0 Less than $100 3674 3471 7145
0001 - 0009 $100 - 999 40 55 95
0010 - 0850 $1,000 - 85,099 59 368 427
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

ysfr74: Spouse's farm self-employment earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 105, 105c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 692 554 1246
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 32 134 166
0 Less than $100 3762 3888 7650
0001 - 0008 $100 - 899 4 17 21
0010 - 0600 $1,000 - 60,099 9 144 153
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

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