- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
INCRET1 is a 7-digit numeric variable
9999999 = NIU
The Census Bureau applies different disclosure avoidance measures across time for individuals with high income in this variable. Detailed explanations of these methods, topcodes, and replacement value and swap value thresholds are available here.
INCRET1 reports the amount of retirement income received by respondents during the previous calendar year, from the source identified in SRCRET1. For example, if the source of payments identified in SRCRET1 were "401k account" (code 1), then INCRET1 would report the amount of income received from that 401k account during the previous calendar year. For those persons who reported receiving retirement income from a second source in SRCRET2, INCRET2 similarly reports the amount of retirement income received from that second source during the previous calendar year.
This variable is comparable across time.
In the 2019, retirement income and pension income are split into two different sets of questions. Prior to that year, retirement and pension income sources are combined and reported in SRCRETI1 and SCRETI2 and the income received from these sources is reported in INCRETI1 and INCRETI2, respectively. For pension income sources from 2019 on are reported in SRCPEN1 and SRCPEN2 and the income received from these sources is reported in INCPEN1 and INCPEN2, respectively.
- 2019 ASEC: Persons age 15+ who received retirement income last year.