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INCORIG
Original household income

Austria 1992:

In 1992, this is a continuous variable that reports monthly household income in Austrian schillings.

Canada 2005:

1 No income or loss
2 Less than $5,000
3 $5,000 to $9,999
4 $10,000 to $14,999
5 $15,000 to $19,999
6 $20,000 to $29,999
7 $30,000 to $39,999
8 $40,000 to $49,999
9 $50,000 to $59,999
10 $60,000 to $79,999
11 $80,000 to $99,999
12 $100,000 or more

Canada 2010:

1 No income or loss
2 Less than $5,000
3 $5,000 to $9,999
4 $10,000 to $14,999
5 $15,000 to $19,999
6 $20,000 to $29,999
7 $30,000 to $39,999
8 $40,000 to $49,999
9 $50,000 to $59,999
10 $60,000 to $79,999
11 $80,000 to $99,999
12 $100,000 to $149,999
13 $150,000 or more

Canada 2015

1 Less than $20,000
2 $20,000 to $39,999
3 $40,000 to $59,999
4 $60,000 to $79,999
5 $80,000 to $99,999
6 $100,000 to $119,999
7 $120,000 to $139,999
8 $140,000 or more

Israel 1991:

In the Israel 1991 data, information about household income is available as continuous data. The currency is the New Shekel. This variable includes wages sum of employment, child, old age other allowances, pension other income.

Spain 2002 and 2009:
In the Spanish data, income is reported as monthly household income.

In 2002 and 2009, the values are as follows:

1 1200 euros or less
2 1201 euros to 2000 euros
3 2001 euros to 3000 euros
4 More than 3000 euros
-8 Missing

Finland 2009:

In the Finland 2009 data, information about household income is available as continuous data. The currency is the Euro.

France 1998:

1 Less than 3,500
2 3,500 to 7,000
3 7,000 to 10,000
4 10,000 to 14,000
5 14,000 to 17,500
6 17,500 to 21,000
7 21,000 to 35,000
8 35,000 to 50,000
9 More than 50,000
99 Doesn't know

Hungary 2009 (The currency is Forint):

1 50000 and under
2 50001 to 80000
3 80001 to 120000
4 120001 to 160000
5 160001 to 200000
6 200001 to 250000
7 250001 to 300000
8 300001 to 400000
9 400001 to 600000
10 600001 to 1000000

Netherlands:

In 1975, there is no income variable but there is a social class variable with the categories:

A/B (9.1%)
C1 (13.8%)
C2 (22.2%)
D1 (41.4%)
D2 (12.5%)
9 missing

We use this variable in place of INCOME for INCORIG, and code 1,2 into INCOME=3 (high), 3,4 into INCOME=2 (middle) and 5 into INCOME=1 (low).

For 1980:

1 Under 750 PMND
2 F 750-1000 PMND
3 F 1000-1250 PMND
4 F 1250-1500 PMND
5 F 1500-1750 PMND
6 F 1750-2000 PMND
7 F 2000-2250 PMND
8 F 2250-2500 PMND
9 F 2500-2750 PMND
10 F 2750-3250 PMND
11 F 3250-3750 PMND
12 More than F 3750 PMND
13 Does not know (mainly for young diarists)
14 Refused or not stated.

For 1985-2000, this is a continuous variable that reports net monthly income in Dutch Guilder.

For 2000, the original variable used to create INCORIG is v258. However, there are missing cases, so the variable v672 is used as additional information. v672 covers income ranges, so the variable was recoded according to the midpoint of the range.

United Kingdom:

In 1995, the original variable gross income is used as INCORIG with no conversion. Values and labels are as follows:

1 Less than 1,000
2 1,000 to 1,999
3 2,000 to 2,999
4 3,000 to 3,999
5 4,000 to 4,999
6 5,000 to 5,999
7 6,000 to 6,999
8 7,000 to 7,999
9 8,000 to 8,999
10 9,000 to 9,999
11 10,000 to 10,999
12 11,000 to 11,999
13 12,000 to 12,999
14 13,000 to 13,999
15 14,000 to 14,999
16 15,000 to 17,499
17 17,500 to 19,999
18 20,000 to 24,999
19 25,000 to 29,999
20 30,000 to 39,999
21 40,000 or more
98 No source of income
99 Refused

In 2000 and 2001, the labels are as follows:

-8 missing
1 Less than 2,610 pounds
2 2,610 - 5,210 pounds
3 5,210 - 10,430 pounds
4 10,430 - 15,640 pounds
5 15,640 - 20,860 pounds
6 20,860 - 33,800 pounds
7 33,800 - 41,000 pounds
8 41,000 - 46,000 pounds
9 46,000 - 55,000 pounds
10 55,000 - 80,000 pounds
11 80,000 pounds or more

In 2014,this is a continuous variable that reports monthly household income in pound sterling.

United States:

In 1965, values in the original data are:

50 'less than $15,000'
51 '$15-24,999'
52 '$25-34,999'
53 '$35,000+'
99 no label, assumed to be non-response

In 1975, values in the original data are:

-8 Missing
1 Under US$2000
2 US$2000-2999
3 US$3000-3999
4 US$4000-4999
5 US$5000-5999
6 US$6000-7499
7 US$7500-8999
8 US$9000-9999
9 US$10,000-10,999
10 US$11,000-12,499
11 US$12,500-14,999
12 US$15,000-17,499
13 US$17,500-19,999
14 US$20,000-22,499
15 US$22,500-24,999
16 US$25,000-29,999
17 US$30,000-34,999
18 US$35000 or over

In 1985, values in the original data are:

50 'less than $15,000'
51 '$15-24,999'
52 '$25-34,999'
53 '$35,000+'
99 no label, assumed to be non-response

In 1995, values in the original data are:

4 Lowest 25%
7 Middle 50%
9 Top 25%.

In 1998-2001, values in the original data are:

-8 missing
1 Less than $12,000
2 $12,001 to $20,000
3 $20,001 to $30,000
4 $30,001 to $50,000
5 $50,001 to $75,000
6 $75,001 to $100,000
7 $100,001 or more

In 2003 forward, values in the original data are:

-8 missing
1 Less than $5,000
2 5,000 to 7,499
3 7,500 to 9,999
4 10,000 to 12,499
5 12,500 to 14,999
6 15,000 to 19,999
7 20,000 to 24,999
8 25,000 to 29,999
9 30,000 to 34,999
10 35,000 to 39,999
11 40,000 to 49,999
12 50,000 to 59,999
13 60,000 to 74,999
14 75,000 to 99,999
15 100,000 to 149,999
16 150,000 and over

South Africa:

2000:

1 'R0-R399'
2 'R400-R799'
3 'R800-R1 199'
4 'R1 200 - R1 799'
5 'R1 800- R2 499'
6 'R2 500 - R4 999'
7 'R5 000 - R9 999'
8 'R10 000 or more'

2010:

0 None
1 R1 - R200
2 R201 - R500
3 R501 - R1 000
4 R1 001 - R1 500
5 R1 501 - R2 500
6 R2 501 - R3 500
7 R3 501 - R4 500
8 R4 501 - R6 000
9 R6 001 - R8 000
10 R8 001 - R11 000
11 R11 001 or more
-3 Refuse
-4 Do not know
-7 Not applicable

Description

INCORIG records total household income as originally recorded in the survey.

This variable is unharmonized (see INCOME for the harmonized variable).

Users should note that when merging data from different surveys, the original value labels for this variable will be lost since they are survey-specific.

Comparability

INCORIG is not suitable for analysis across samples, but is provided to enable users to make customized variables.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

  • Austria: 1992
  • Canada: 2005, 2010, 2015
  • Finland: 2009
  • France: 2009
  • Hungary: 2009
  • Israel: 1991
  • Italy: 2008
  • Netherlands: 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
  • South Africa: 2000, 2010
  • South Korea: 2004, 2009
  • Spain: 2002, 2009
  • United Kingdom: 1983, 1995, 2000, 2014
  • United States: 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2003-2018