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Inapplicable Question Asked Some Respondents

HRS 1996 Core (Final, Version 4)

10/17/2001 (Revised 09/24/2003)

In the HRS 1996, Final Core Data Release, Version 4, this variable:


     E4101     J84D.BUSINESS OR FARM $ DK-5K

               J84d. (Would it amount to) $5,000 or more?

should have been asked only of the 31 respondents who responded "No" ("5") to a previous question:


     E4098     J84A.BUSINESS OR FARM $ DK-10K.

               J84a. (Would it amount to) $10,000 or more?

Because of an error in the data collection instrument, E4101 was also asked of the 71 respondents who responded "Yes" to:


     E4099     J84B.BUSINESS OR FARM $ DK-100K.

               J84b. (Would it amount to) $100,000 or more?

It is suggested that the analyst recode the value of E4101 to missing for these 71 respondents, i.e.,


     IF E4099 EQ 1 THEN E4101 = . ;

       Uncorrected                                      Corrected

 J84D.BUSINESS OR FARM $ DK-5K                      J84D.BUSINESS OR FARM $ DK-5K

                       Cumulative                                 Cumulative
 E4101    Frequency     Frequency           E4101    Frequency     Frequency
 --------------------------------           --------------------------------
     .        6714          6714                .        6785          6785
     1          71          6785                1          14          6799
     5          23          6808                5          17          6816
     8           8          6816

Note: This change has been incorporated in the 1996 HRS Core Imputations (Final, V3.0).

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