Variable Details

Available Studies

MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Cross-Sectional

Variable Name 

income_bl

Categories

SES and Cognitive Resources, Demographics

Income
Income level at baseline (10-level)

Income level at baseline is measured at the baseline interview with a single question. Participants are asked to select one of ten levels of total family income using the ‘show-card’ method.

Participants are asked the following question:

Which of these income groups represents your personal income for the past month or year? Include income from all sources such as wages, salaries, social security or retirement benefits, help from relatives, rent from property, and so forth.

Response choices:

Response value Chart letter Income range
1 Q $0 - $4,999
2 R $5,000 - $9,999
3 S $10,000 - $14,999
4 T $15,000 - $19,999
5 U $20,000 - $24,999
6 V $25,000 - $29,999
7 W $30,000 - $34,999
8 X $35,000 - $49,999
9 Y $50,000 - $74,999
10 Z $75,000 and over

Note: A longitudinal version of this variable is available for MAP participants beginning in 2008.


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