UH_ERNWK_B2 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 - 1989-1993
Top coded records are indicated by UH_ERNWTF_1.
These string values in the original data have been recoded as follows:
blank => -9999 : Missing
- Those eligible for the earner study.
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