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Weekly earnings before deductions, 1982-1988


UH_ERNWK_B1 is a 5-digit numeric variable with two implied decimals. That is, 12345 should be interpreted as 123.45. The IPUMS command files automatically make the necessary adjustment, so no further adjustment is needed.


Weekly earnings before deductions - 1982-1988

Unicon Corporation made the following notes about this variable:
SEE ernwkc in 1982-1988 for alternate variable. In 1982-1988, reported 25D value appears here for an HOURLY worker. If 25D was not reported for an hourly worker, the 25A * 25C computed value appears here. THIS FIELD IS BLANK FOR WEEKLY WORKERS. This field is used for tabulation purposes for hourly workers. (Per 82-88 Census manuals.)

These string values in the original data have been recoded as follows:

blank => -9999 : Missing


UH_ERNWK_B1 is comparable across all available samples.


  • Those eligible for the earner study.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1982 – 1988 X X - X X X X X X X X X X