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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

Record Type CINCOME

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 CNF1 is greater than 0). For each payment identified at question F1 (i.e. in variables CF101 - CF159) then there will exist at least one CINCOME record with a corresponding value of CFICODE.

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

CFIM01L - CFIM01N 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 CFRJTVF, which is a flag variable identifying whether a reported jointly received payment can be matched to any other person's payment. The code constructing these variables is in the procedure M2DV.CFIM within the User Database.

The following variables have all missing data imputed:

    CFRVALCFIM09L to CFIM01N
    CFRVALI (This also implies imputation on CFIM09L to CFIM12T)

A full discussion of imputation appears in Volume A. 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 displayed in the following tables are obtained from unweighted data. A full discussion of the use of the weights contained on this Record Type appears in Volume A.