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INCOTHER
Income from other Source not specified

Codes

99999 = N.I.U. (Not in Universe).
99997 = Top Code (1988-1998, 2011-onward). For other years, see the Topcodes Tables link below.

See User Note for an explanation of these codes, and the Topcodes Tables page for documentation on income component topcodes over time.

Description

INCOTHER is a residual category for pre-tax income for the previous calendar year that was not reported in other, more specific, income variables. Small amounts of income from hobbies, severance pay, and foster child care payments are included in INCOTHER, as is any income that respondents failed to report earlier in the interview.

INCOTHER covers income not captured in the variables INCWAGE, INCBUS, INCFARM, INCSS, INCWELFR, INCRETIR, INCSSI, INCINT, INCUNEMP, INCWKCOM, INCVET, INCSURV, INCDISAB, INCRENT, INCDIVID, INCEDUC, INCCHILD, INCALIM, and INCASIST.

Amounts are expressed as they were reported to the interviewer; users must adjust for inflation using Consumer Price Index adjustment factors.

Comparability

Apart from the effect of inflation, this variable is consistent for 1988 forward.

Comparability with IPUMS-USA

IPUMS-USA includes the residual census variable INCOTHER. However, because in general more income variables are included in the CPS than by the census, the scope of INCOTHER in IPUMS-USA is much broader than that of INCOTHER in IPUMS-CPS.

Universe

  • Persons age 15+.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1988 – 2018 - - X - - - - - - - - -

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