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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

Record Type BINCOME

This Record contains income and payment data. There is one record for each payment recorded at question F3.

This Record will only exist for respondents with one or more payments recorded at question F1, (i.e. where BNF1 is greater than 0). For each payment identified at question F1 (i.e. in variables BF101 - BF159) then there will exist at least one BINCOME record with a corresponding value of BFICODE.

In those cases where payments from multiple sources were combined in a single payments and individual receipts could not be distinguished, BINCOME records will exist for each source, but the variables BNFR or BFRVAL may indicate that multiple amounts are referred to, or that the amount is given on another record.

BFIM09L - BFIM01N are derived variables indicating the estimated amount received in each month, taking into account joint receipt and changes in welfare benefit levels. These calculations depend on the variable BFRJTVF, which is a flag variable identifying whether a reported jointly received payment can be matched to any other persons payment. The code constructing these variables is in the procedure M2DV.BFIM.

The following variables have all missing data imputed:

    BFRVALBFIM09L to BFIM01N
    BFRVALI (This also implies imputation on BFIM09L to BFIM12T)

Volume A contains a full discussion of imputation. Imputation flag variables are listed below. Note that a value is not imputed where the missing value code is -3 'amount included elsewhere'.

The results contained in the following tables are obtained from unweighted data. See Volume A for a full discussion on weighting.