INCTOT indicates each respondent's total pre-tax personal income or losses from all sources for the previous calendar year. Amounts are expressed as they were reported to the interviewer; users must adjust for inflation using Consumer Price Index adjustment factors.
Apart from the effects of inflation and changes in the variable universe, INCTOT is comparable across years.
INCTOT represents the sum of several different types of income that the survey asked respondents to report. The component income variables in IPUMS-CPS are as follows:
Comparability with IPUMS-USA
- 1962-1963: Persons age 14+ who were not in rotation groups 4 or 8.
- 1964-1979: Persons age 14+.
- 1980-2016: Persons age 15+.
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