WLS Codebooks and Flowcharts

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.

Phone: Assets Summary

sr020re-sr023rec       Home ownership, value of home, amount owed,
                       and home equity.

sr024re-sr027rec       Other real estate ownership, value of, amount 
                       owed, and equity.

sr028re-sr031rec       Business or farm ownership, value of, amount
                       owed, and equity.

sr032re-sr035rec       Motor vehicle ownership, value of, amount owed,
                       and equity.

sr036re-sr039re        Debt not including mortgage, vehicle or previously
                       reported real estate.

sr040re-sr041re        Value of savings and investments.

sr042rec               Bracketed value of debts.

sr043rec-sr045rec      Respondent net worth and valid/missing flags for
                       values included in net worth.  

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

sr020re: Do you own your own home or are you renting?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814m, b814m, RR020RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 66 40 106
1 OWN HOME 2045 2168 4213
2 RENTING 188 233 421
3 LIVES WITH PARENT(S) 8 13 21
4 LIVES WITH CHILD(REN) 0 5 5
5 LIVES WITH OTHER RELATIVE(S) 4 3 7
6 LIVES WITH OTHER NON-RELATIVE(S) 3 2 5
7 LIVES IN CHURCH-OWNED OR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION-OWNED HOME 5 7 12
8 OTHER 5 9 14
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

sr021re: How much do you think your home would sell for now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, RR021RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 77 79 156
-2 279 312 591
-1 DON'T KNOW 45 96 141
5000 $5000 OR LESS 4 6 10
7000 - 950000 $7000-$950000 1916 1981 3897
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 3 6 9
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire.

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

sr022re: How much, if anything, do you owe on your home?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814z, RR022RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-1 DON'T KNOW 28 113 141
-2 279 312 591
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 94 104 198
0 700 911 1611
350000 $350,000 or more 2 1 3
400000 2 0 2
50 - 340000 $50-$340,000 1215 1035 2250
500000 1 1 2
525000 0 1 1
550000 1 0 1
600000 2 1 3
800000 0 1 1
Note: In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $350,000.

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

sr023rec: Respondent's home equity.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, 814z, RR023REC
Revisions: Updated 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-64000 - -600 $600 - $64,000 IN DEBT 5 4 9
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 100 110 210
-2 281 318 599
-1 DON'T KNOW 66 192 258
0 10 6 16
500 - 950000 $500-$950,000 1861 1850 3711
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 1 0 1
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of home (SR021RE) and amount owed (SR022RE). If SR021RE is
$999,999 and SR022RE is any valid amount other than 0, then SR023REC
is -2 and SR023REF is 1. If SR021RE is $999,999 and SR022RE is 0,
then SR023REC is 999999.

In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $650,000 and
bottom-coded at -$15,000.

sr023ref: Flag for top-coding in respondent's home equity.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, 814z, RR023REC
Revisions: Added 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2322 2474 4796
1 UNDETERMINED DUE TO TOP-CODING 2 6 8
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of home (SR021RE) and amount owed (SR022RE). If SR021RE is
$999,999 and SR022RE is any valid amount other than 0, then SR023REC
is -2 and SR023REF is 1. If SR021RE is $999,999 and SR022RE is 0,
then SR023REC is 999999. If SR023REC is any valid amount, including
999999, then SR023REF is -2.

sr024re: Do you own any real estate other than a first home, business, or farm?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 816f, RR024RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 76 48 124
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 0 3
1 YES 736 707 1443
2 NO 1509 1725 3234
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

sr025re: How much do you think this real estate that is not your first home, a business, or a farm would sell for now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 816m, RR025RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 24 27 51
-2 1588 1773 3361
-1 DON'T KNOW 31 87 118
0 3 2 5
500 - 900000 $500-$900000 658 583 1241
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 20 8 28
Note: $999,999 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.

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

sr026re: How much, if anything, do you owe on your real estate, that is not your first home, a business, or a farm?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 816z, RR026RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 24 23 47
-2 1588 1773 3361
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 61 68
0 454 442 896
40 - 800000 $40-$800000 248 178 426
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 3 3 6
Note: $999,999 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.

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

sr027rec: Respondent's other real estate equity that is not first home, a business, or a farm.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 816m, 816z, RR027REC
Revisions: Updated 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-13000 - -3000 $3,000 - $13,000 IN DEBT 1 4 5
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 28 27 55
-2 1602 1778 3380
-1 DON'T KNOW 33 116 149
0 8 4 12
500 - 800000 $500-$800,000 646 548 1194
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 6 3 9
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of other real estate (SR025RE) and amount owed (SR026RE). If
SR025RE is $999,999 and SR026RE is any valid amount other than 0, then
SR027REC is -2 and SR037REF is 1. If SR025RE is $999,999 and SR026RE
is 0, then SR027REC is 999999.

sr027ref: Flag for top-coding in respondent's other real estate equity that is not first home, a business, or a farm.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 816m, 816z, RR027REC
Revisions: Added 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2310 2475 4785
1 UNDETERMINED DUE TO TOP-CODING 14 5 19
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of other real estate (SR025RE) and amount owed (SR026RE). If
SR025RE is $999,999 and SR026RE is any valid amount other than 0, then
SR027REC is -2 and SR037REF is 1. If SR025RE is $999,999 and SR026RE
is 0, then SR027REC is 999999. If SR027REC is any valid amount,
including 999999, then SR027REF is -2.

sr028re: Do you own a business or farm?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 818, RR028RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 71 44 115
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 1 5
1 YES 554 427 981
2 NO 1695 2008 3703
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

sr029re: How much do you think your business or farm would sell for now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 818f, RR029RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 35 26 61
-2 1770 2053 3823
-1 DON'T KNOW 60 126 186
0 34 28 62
150 - 950000 $150-$950000 385 230 615
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 40 17 57
Note: $999,999 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.

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

sr030re: How much, if anything, do you owe on your business or farm?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 818z, RR030RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 27 32 59
-2 1770 2053 3823
-1 DON'T KNOW 23 56 79
0 343 246 589
90 - 900000 $90-$900000 154 91 245
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 7 2 9
Note: $999,999 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.

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

sr031rec: Respondent's business or farm equity.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 818f, 818z, RR031REC
Revisions: Updated 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-65000 - -400 $400 - $65,000 IN DEBT 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 34 28 62
-2 1798 2061 3859
-1 DON'T KNOW 70 136 206
0 33 29 62
150 - 910000 $150-$910,000 374 218 592
999999 $999,999 OR MORE 12 5 17
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of farm or business (SR029RE) and amount owed (SR030RE). If
SR029RE is $999,999 and SR030RE is any valid amount other than 0, then
SR031REC is -2 and SR031REF is 1. If SR029RE is $999,999 and SR030RE
is 0, then SR031REC is 999999.

sr031ref: Flag for top-coding in respondent's business or farm equity.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 818f, 818z, RR031REC
Revisions: Added 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2296 2472 4768
1 UNDETERMINED DUE TO TOP-CODING 28 8 36
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of farm or business (SR029RE) and amount owed (SR030RE). If
SR029RE is $999,999 and SR030RE is any valid amount other than 0, then
SR031REC is -2 and SR031REF is 1. If SR029RE is $999,999 and SR030RE
is 0, then SR031REC is 999999. If SR031REC is any valid amount,
including 999999, then SR031REF is -2.

sr032re: Do you own any motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, campers, boats, and other RVs?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 818s, RR032RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 72 46 118
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 2198 2344 4542
2 NO 54 89 143
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

sr033re: Altogether how much do you think these motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, campers, boats, and other RVs would sell for now?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820m, RR033RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 33 50 83
-2 126 136 262
-1 DON'T KNOW 63 337 400
0 5 6 11
20 - 99000 $10-$99000 2069 1941 4010
99999 $99,999 OR MORE 28 10 38
Note: $99,999 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.

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

sr034re: How much, if anything, do you owe on these motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, campers, boats, and other RVs?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820z, RR034RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED/NONRESPONDENT 36 57 93
-2 126 136 262
-1 DON'T KNOW 27 110 137
0 1489 1589 3078
10 - 55500 $10-$55,500 646 587 1233
99999 0 1 1
Note: $99,999 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.
In the public release, SR034RE is top-coded at $45,000.

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

sr035rec: Motor vehicle equity, includes cars, trucks, campers, boats, and other RVs.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820m, 820z, RR035REC
Revisions: Updated 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-35000 - -500 $500 - $35,000 IN DEBT 10 17 27
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 42 56 98
-2 133 140 273
-1 DON'T KNOW 80 379 459
0 25 21 46
20 - 99000 $20-$99000 2013 1861 3874
99999 $99,999 OR MORE 21 6 27
Note: $99,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of vehicle (SR033RE) and amount owed (SR034RE). If SR033RE is
$99,999 and SR034RE is any valid amount other than 0, then SR035REC is
-2 and SR035REF is 1. If SR033RE is $99,999 and SR034RE is 0, then
SR035REC is 99999.

sr035ref: Flag for top-coding in motor vehicle equity.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820m, 820z, RR035REC
Revisions: Added 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2317 2476 4793
1 UNDETERMINED DUE TO TOP-CODING 7 4 11
Note: $99,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
value of vehicle (SR033RE) and amount owed (SR034RE). If SR033RE is
$99,999 and SR034RE is any valid amount other than 0, then SR035REC is
-2 and SR035REF is 1. If SR033RE is $99,999 and SR034RE is 0, then
SR035REC is 99999. If SR035REC is any valid amount, including 99999,
then SR035REF is -2.

sr036re: Do you owe a total of $5,000 or more for anything other than mortgages, cars, trucks, campers, boats, other RVs, a business, a farm or real estate that we have already talked about?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820n, RR036RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 93 84 177
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 10 14
1 YES 220 223 443
2 NO 2007 2163 4170
Note: An imputed version of this variable is available in:
"Ancillary Data: Economic Imputations"

sr037re: How much do you owe for anything other than mortgages, cars, trucks, campers, boats, other RVs, a business, a farm or real estate that we have already talked about? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820s, RR037RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED/NONRESPONDENT 7 3 10
-2 2104 2257 4361
-1 DON'T KNOW 13 20 33
5000 - 300000 $5,000-$300,00 200 200 400
Note: In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $70,000.

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

sr038re: Would your debts for anything other than mortgages, cars, trucks, campers, boats, other RVs, a business, a farm or real estate that we have already talked about amount to $10,000 or more?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 821f, RR038RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2311 2460 4771
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
1 YES 4 9 13
2 NO 8 7 15
Note: SR038RE only has responses for those R's who indicate they owe at
least $ 5000 in SR036RE and then respond with don't know for
amount in SR037RE.

sr039re: Would your debts for anything other than mortgages, cars, trucks, campers, boats, other RVs, a business, a farm or real estate that we have already talked about amount to $25,000 or more?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 821m, RR039RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2320 2471 4791
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 2 1 3
2 NO 2 7 9

sr040re: Total value of respondent and spouse's savings.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 822, RR040RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED/NONRESPONDENT 306 353 659
-1 DON'T KNOW 153 344 497
0 136 154 290
10 - 1,500,000 $10-$1,500,000 1724 1627 3351
01,900,000 - 07,000,000 $1,900,000-7,000,000 5 2 7
Note: In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $1,900,000.

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

sr041re: Total value of respondent and spouse's investments.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 822f, RR041RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 304 346 650
-2 363 413 776
-1 DON'T KNOW 151 418 569
0 678 665 1343
26 - 10,000,000 $26-$10,000,000 828 638 1466
10000000 $10,000,000 OR MORE 3 0 3
Note: $10,000,000 was the maximum value allowed in the questionnaire.

In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $4,000,000.

sr042rec: How much do you owe for anything other than mortgages, cars, trucks, campers, boats, other RVs, a business, a farm or real estate that we have already talked about? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 820n, 820s, 821f, 821m, RR042REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 100 87 187
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 15 20
0 NONE 2007 2163 4170
1 $1-$9,999 111 112 223
2 $10,000-$24,999 72 76 148
3 $25,000 OR MORE 29 27 56

sr043rec: Respondent and spouse net worth.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, 814z, 816m, 816z, 818f, 818z, 820m, 820z, 820s, 822, 822f, RR043REC
Revisions: Updated 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-300000 - -13375 2 7 9
-13000 $13,000 OR MORE IN DEBT 0 1 1
-12000 - -1000 $1,000 - $12,000 IN DEBT 12 21 33
-2 75 34 109
0 NO ASSETS, DO NOT KNOW OR REFUSED 149 245 394
10 - 11,194,000 $10-$2,270,000 2086 2172 4258
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
many of the components of this sum. If any component was top-coded
during data collection, then SR043REC is -2 and SR043REF is 1.
WARNING - zeros are used for don't knows and refusals when computing
the sum. Thus the code "0" can indicate either no assets or refusal/
don't know for all items included in total net worth.
SR044REC indicates the number of occurrences of don't knows and
refusals in the sum. SR045REC indicates the total number of reports
of assets included in the sum.
In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $2,451,000
and bottom-coded at -$13,000.

sr043ref: Flag for top-coding in respondent and spouse net worth.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, 814z, 816m, 816z, 818f, 818z, 820m, 820z, 820s, 822, 822f, RR043REC
Revisions: Added 2/2014     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2249 2446 4695
1 UNDETERMINED DUE TO TOP CODING 75 34 109
Note: $999,999 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire for
many of the components of this sum. If any component was top-coded
during data collection, then SR043REC is -2 and SR043REF is 1. If
SR043REC is any valid amount, then SR043REF is -2.

sr044rec: Number of missing reports included in respondent's total asset net worth, SR043REC.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, 814z, 816m, 816z, 818f, 818z, 820m, 820z, 820s, 822, 822f, RR044REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 NO MISSING REPORT 1684 1395 3079
1 ONE MISSING REPORT 196 321 517
2 TWO MISSING REPORTS 269 373 642
3 THREE MISSING REPORTS 94 181 275
4 FOUR MISSING REPORTS 46 141 187
5 FIVE MISSING REPORTS 23 60 83
6 SIX MISSING REPORTS 12 9 21

sr045rec: Number of valid reports of assets included in respondent's total asset net worth, SR043REC.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 814s, 814z, 816m, 816z, 818f, 818z, 820m, 820z, 820s, 822, 822f, RR045REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 NO VALID ASSET REPORTS 130 208 338
1 ONE VALID ASSET REPORT 76 175 251
2 TWO VALID ASSET REPORTS 189 326 515
3 THREE VALID ASSET REPORTS 386 562 948
4 FOUR VALID ASSET REPORTS 885 775 1660
5 FIVE VALID ASSET REPORTS 508 353 861
6 SIX VALID ASSET REPORTS 142 80 222
7 SEVEN VALID ASSET REPORTS 8 1 9

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