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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

xyfam76            Total earnings of sibling respondent and spouse last year
xyrer76            Sibling respondent's total earnings last year
xalyr76            Flag for sibling respondent's total earnings last year
xyrwg76 - xyrfr76  Sib's detailed earnings by source
xyser76            Spouse's total earnings last year.
xalys76            Flag for spouse's total earnings last year
xyswg76 - xysfr76  Spouse's detailed earnings by source

xyfam76: Total earnings of sibling respondent and spouse in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41, 42c, 43c, 69, 70c, 71c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED (i.e., missing data on all components) OR NONSAMPLE 3396 3252 6648
0 Less than $100 86 117 203
0001 - 2000 $100 - $200,099 955 972 1927
Note: This variable is simply a sum of sib-respondent's total earnings
(XYRER76) and spouse's total earnings (XYSER76). For information about
missing data for various components of this variable see the notes to
variables XYRER76 and XYSER76 and the missing data flags for XYRER76
(XALYR76) and XYSER76 (XALYS76).

xyrer76: Sibling respondent's total earnings last year in $100's.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41, 42c, 43c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED (i.e., missing data on all components) OR NONSAMPLE 3396 3252 6648
0 Less than $100 96 434 530
0001 - 2000 $100 - $200,099 945 655 1600
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 XALYR76.

xalyr76: Missing data flag for sibling respondent's total earnings last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41, 42c, 43c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
0 No missing data 960 1030 1990
1 Missing data for wages and salary 43 45 88
2 Missing data for self-employed earnings 16 10 26
3 Missing data for farm earnings 3 1 4
4 Missing data for wages, salary and self-employed earnings 16 2 18
5 Missing data for wages, salary and farm earnings 3 0 3
6 Missing data for self-employed earnings and farm earnings 0 1 1
7 Missing data for all three components of earnings 3 0 3

xyrwg76: Sibling respondent's wages and salaries in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3450 3271 6721
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 28 36
0 Less than $100 127 412 539
0001 - 1000 $100 - $100,099 852 630 1482

xyrse76: Sibling respondent's self-employed nonfarm earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3417 3254 6671
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 11 22
0 Less than $100 860 1025 1885
0001 - 2000 $100 - $200,099 149 51 200

xyrfr76: Sibling respondent's farm earnings in $$100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3398 3253 6651
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 1 5
0 Less than $100 977 1080 2057
0001 - 0800 $100 - $80,099 58 7 65

xyser76: Spouse's total earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 69, 70, 70c, 71, 71c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED (i.e., missing data on all components) OR NONSAMPLE 3396 3257 6653
-2 165 148 313
0 Less than $100 439 165 604
0001 - 1000 $100 - $100,099 437 771 1208
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 XALYS76

xalys76: Missing data flag for total earnings of spouse.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 69, 70, 70c, 71, 71c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 Nonsample 3393 3252 6645
-2 165 148 313
0 No missing data 818 757 1575
1 Missing data for wages and salary 48 89 137
2 Missing data for self-employed earnings 4 40 44
3 Missing data for farm earnings 0 22 22
4 Missing data for wages, salary and self-employed earnings 4 21 25
5 Missing data for wages, salary and farm earnings 0 2 2
6 Missing data for self-employed earnings and farm earnings 2 5 7
7 Missing data for all three components of earnings 3 5 8

xyswg76: Spouse's wages and salary earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 69
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3423 3302 6725
-2 165 148 313
-1 DON'T KNOW 25 67 92
0 Less than $100 405 113 518
0001 - 0620 $100 - $62,099 419 711 1130

xysse76: Spouse's nonfarm self-employment earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 70, 70c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3399 3275 6674
-2 165 148 313
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 48 55
0 Less than $100 844 782 1626
0001 - 1000 $100 - $100,099 22 88 110

xysfr76: Spouse's farm self-employment earnings in $100's last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 71, 71c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3396 3260 6656
-2 165 148 313
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 26 28
0 Less than $100 867 866 1733
0001 - 0300 $100 - $30,099 7 41 48

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