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Earnings from longest job before deductions, 1996-2000


UH_INCER1_A2 is a 6-digit numeric variable.
0 = None or NIU
bottom value = -9999


Earnings from longest job before deductions - 1996-2000

Unicon Corporation made the following notes about this variable:
In 1996-2002 the top, nonrecoded value is $150,000. In 2003 forward the top, norecoded value is $200,000. ABOVE this, the individuals are grouped by sex, race/origin, and worker status. A mean income value is calculated within these groups and assigned to the individuals. The largest mean value is shown as the 'Top value'. See Appendix H.3 for details on average replacement values for earning fields in 1996 forward. In some years, the topcode flags are inconsistent with the actual data. See Appendix H.4 for details.

For more information on topcodes, see here.


UH_INCER1_A2 is comparable across all available samples.


  • Those with earnings from work done last year (incser=1).


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1996 – 2000 - - X - - - - - - - - -