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INCSELF
Self-employment income

INCSELF is a 6-digit numeric variable.

Codes

999998 = Unknown/missing.
999999 = NIU (not in universe).

Country-specific codes
Israel 1995

Top codes:

Canada 1971: 50,000+ females in Atlantic region; 75,000+ for others
Canada 1981: 75,000+ all females, males in Atlantic region; 100,000+ males other regions
Canada 1991-2001: 200,000+
Israel 1995: 40,000+
Panama 2000: 9,997+
Panama 2010: 5,000+
Puerto Rico 1980: 50,000
Puerto Rico 1990: 64,146
Puerto Rico 2000: 367,000 (median of values over 126,000)
Puerto Rico 2005: 189,472 (median value above 99.5th percentile)
Puerto Rico 2010: 154,000 (median value above 99.5th percentile)
Trinidad and Tobago 2000: 11,000+
U.S.A. 1970: 50,000
U.S.A. 1980: 75,000
U.S.A. 1990: 171,250
U.S.A. 2000: 126,000 (State median of values over 126,000)
U.S.A. 2005: State median of values over 75,000
U.S.A 2010: 439,000

Bottom codes:

Canada 1981-2001: -50,000
Puerto Rico 1970: 0.
Puerto Rico 1980: -9,995
Puerto Rico 1990: -4,999
Puerto Rico 2000: -10,000
Puerto Rico 2005: -10,186
Puerto Rico 2010: -9,999
U.S.A. 1970: -9,900
U.S.A. 1980: -9,995
U.S.A. 1990: -9,999
U.S.A. 2000: -10,000
U.S.A. 2005: -9,999
U.S.A. 2010: -9,900

Description

INCSELF indicates the respondent's monthly or annual income from self employment (farm and business).

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Canada
Israel
Panama
Puerto Rico
Trinidad and Tobago
United States

Comparability — General

The data are recorded in the currency of each country in that census year; they are not adjusted for inflation. The samples also have different top-codes.

The data for the United States and Canada are annual figures; the data for Israel and Panama are monthly.

The data for Israel were reported in broad intervals and are recoded to the mid-points.

Comparability — Canada [top]

The samples have different top and bottom codes. Data are annual income in Canadian dollars.

Comparability — Israel [top]

The data are monthly income in New Israeli sheqels. The data were reported in intervals and have been recoded to the mid-points. See the unharmonized source variable for the original intervals.

Comparability — Panama [top]

The samples report monthly income in Balboas. The 1990 data are calculated from separate responses for own-account work and agricultural sales.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

The samples have different top codes and different age universes. Data are annual income in US dollars.

For the 1970-1990 samples, non-farm business income and farm income were asked in separate questions and are combined here. The top-codes and bottom codes for the combined variable reflect those of the business income variable in each sample. The separated values can be obtained from the unharmonized source variables.

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

The data report the respondent's gross monthly income from self-employment in Trinidad and Tobago dollars. Gross income from paid employment is reported in INCWAGE.

Comparability — United States [top]

The samples have different top codes and different age universes. Data are annual income in US dollars.

For the 1970-1990 samples, non-farm business income and farm income were asked in separate questions and are combined here. The top-codes and bottom codes for the combined variable reflect those of the business income variable in each sample. The separated values can be obtained from the unharmonized source variables.

Universe

  • Canada 1971: Persons age 15+
  • Canada 1981: Persons age 15+, excluding inmates
  • Canada 1991: Persons age 15+
  • Canada 2001: Persons age 15+
  • Israel 1995: Persons age 15+ who worked last year
  • Panama 1990: Persons age 10+
  • Panama 2000: Persons age 10+
  • Panama 2010: All persons
  • Puerto Rico 1970: Persons age 14+
  • Puerto Rico 1980: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 1990: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 2000: Persons age 15+
  • Puerto Rico 2005: Persons age 15+
  • Puerto Rico 2010: Persons age 15+
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2000: Persons age 15+
  • United States 1970: Persons age 14+
  • United States 1980: Persons age 16+
  • United States 1990: Persons age 16+
  • United States 2000: Persons age 15+
  • United States 2005: Persons age 15+

Availability

  • Canada: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001
  • Israel: 1995
  • Panama: 1990, 2000, 2010
  • Puerto Rico: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 2000
  • United States: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010