1998 TIME SERIES STUDY
|Description:||V980652/V980653 (Income): Interviewer Error and Code Label Change|
1) For V980652 and V980653 the following note must be added describing an interviewer error. The data have already been corrected for the Interviewer error as much as possible, but the note is necessary for documentation and the marginals have not been updated in the codebook:
"It was discovered after interviewing had concluded that, for at least a portion of their interviews, some interviewers coded the lowest income category when the respondent stated that he or she did not know what the household income was. Study staff has reviewed all interviewer comment material available to identify cases coded in the lowest category where comment notes clearly indicate Don't Know or Refused; such cases have been recoded. However, it is not known whether there are additional cases without recorded comments) in which the lowest category had been incorrectly coded."
Also, a note which describes 14 cases where individual income was higher than household income does not apply to the 1998 data and should be removed.
2) The code label for category M in V980653 should be $15,000-16,999 rather than $15,000-15,999.