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2000 HRS Core (Final Release, Version 1.0):
Helper Variables 997 Values Recoded in H00E_R; Minor Changes to H00G_R; Minor Codebook Changes

April 2, 2004

Helper Variables 997 Values Recoded in H00E_R

In prior releases, the OPN values used for certain questions about helpers which appear in the respondent-level file, H00E_R, were different than the OPN values in the Helper file, H00E_HP or Household-Member/Child files, H00PR_MC, H00CS_MC, H00D_MC and H00J_MC.

For the variables in the list below which are found in the file H00E_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

	G2800 E83.WHO HELP-11         275
	G2814 E84.WHO HELP-2          152
	G2823 E85.WHO HELP-3           52
	G2827 E86.WHO HELP-4           18
	G2831 E87.WHO HELP-5           16
	G2835 E88.WHO HELP-6            3
	G2839 E89.WHO HELP-7            1
	G2880 E99.IADLS-WHO HELP-1    222
	G2889 E100.IADLS-WHO HELP-2   118
	G2894 E101.IADLS-WHO HELP-3    50
	G2900 E102.IADLS-WHO HELP-4    21
	G2906 E103.IADLS-WHO HELP-5     3
	G2912 E104.IADLS-WHO HELP-6     2
	G2919 E107. MONEY HELP-1      111
	G2923 E108. MONEY HELPER-2     20

Minor Changes to H00G_R

Changes announced in an earlier data alert, 01/16/2003, have been implemented: Minor changes were made to eight variables. In total, 94 cases had values changed for one or more of these eight variables.


	G3385 	G5A.STOPPED WORKING FOR SELF-YEAR  	11 values changed to 9999
	G3387 	G5AMY.SELF EMPLOYED TWO YRS AGO  	72 values changed to 99
	G3389 	G5Y1.G5B BRANCHPOINT 			15 values changed from 9 to 1 or 3
	G3390 	G5B ANY MONTHS NOT WORKING 		 9 values changed from 9 to .
	G3391M1 G5C.MONTHS NOT WORKING 			16 values changed from 99 to .
	G3392 	G6.PAID REGULAR SALARY 			15 values changed from 9 to .
	G3393 	G6A.AMOUNT OF SALARY 			16 values changed from 99 to .
	G3394 	G6B.PER 				16 values changed from 99 to .

These changes were due to corrections in later versions of the data collection instrument specifications.

Minor Codebook Changes

Incorrect user notes were replaced for non-financial/non-family/non-coversheet respondent QNR variables in household-level files, i.e., H00CS_H, H00CS_MC, H00D_FC, H00D_H, H00D_MC, H00D_SB, H00D_TC, H00F_H, H00J_H, H00J_MC, H00N_H, H00PR_MC, H00PR_SB, e.g.,


	Corrected:
	GQNR_FIN  2000 QUESTIONNAIRE - FINANCIAL RESP
		  User note:  The questionnaire number of the respondent who provided
		  the financial information.

	Incorrect:
	GQNR_FIN  2000 QUESTIONNAIRE - FINANCIAL RESP
		  User note:  This is the questionnaire number of the respondent who did
		  provide the 1998 financial information for the household.


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