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1998 HRS Core (Final Release, Version 2.3):
Helper Variables 997 Values Recoded in H98E_R; Minor Codebook Changes

April 2, 2004

Helper Variables 997 Values Recoded in H98E_R.

In prior releases, the OPN values used for certain questions about helpers which appear in the respondent-level file, H98E_R, were different than the OPN values in the Helper file, H98E_HP or Household-Member/Child files, H98PR_MC, H98CS_MC, H98D_MC and H98J_MC.

For the variables in the list below which are found in the file H98E_R, values of 997 were used to indicate persons not previously mentioned. In order to facilitate merging this information, the OPN values for these variables have been recoded to be consistent with the OPN values found in the Helper and Household-Member/Child files.


	Variable                      Number of Changes

	F2502 E83.WHO HELP-11         324
	F2516 E84.WHO HELP-2          196
	F2525 E85.WHO HELP-3           76
	F2529 E86.WHO HELP-4           27
	F2533 E87.WHO HELP-5           13
	F2537 E88.WHO HELP-6            6
	F2541 E89.WHO HELP-7            4
	F2582 E99.IADLS-WHO HELP,1    256
	F2591 E100.IADLS-WHO HELP,2   179
	F2596 E101.IADLS-WHO HELP,3    57
	F2602 E102.IADLS-WHO HELP,4    23
	F2608 E103.IADLS-WHO HELP,5     7
	F2614 E104.IADLS-WHO HELP,6     2
	F2621 E107. MONEY HELP-1       94
	F2625 E108. MONEY HELPER-2     22

Minor Codebook Changes

A few especially wide codeframes that were truncated when printed in the codebook have been corrected, e.g,


	Corrected:
		      0. Actual value
		 1-4999. Actual value (verified)
	    5000-500000. Actual value
	500001-99999996. Actual value (verified)
	       99999998. DK (don't know); NA (not ascertained)

	Incorrect:
		0. Actual value
	   1-4999. Actual value (verified)
	5000-5000. Actual value
	500001-99. Actual value (verified)
	 99999998. DK (don't know); NA (not ascertained)


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