UH_ERNWK_B4 is a 9-digit numerical variable with two implied decimals. That is, 123456789 should be interpreted as 1234567.89. The IPUMS command files automatically make the necessary adjustment, so no further adjustment is needed.
Weekly earnings before deductions - 1998-2009
Top coded records are indicated by UH_ERNWTF_1.
These string values in the original data have been recoded as follows:
-1' '' '' '' '' '' '' => -99999999 : Missing
- Those eligible for the earner study.
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