Consistent Cell Means for Topcoded Incomes in the Public Use March CPS (1976-2007)
Using the internal March CPS, we create and in this paper distribute to the larger research community a cell mean series that provides the mean of all income values above the topcode for any income source of any individual in the public use March CPS that has been topcoded since 1976. We also describeour construction of this series. When we use this series together with the public use March CPS, we closely match the yearly mean income levels and income inequalities of the U.S. population found using the internal March CPS data.
Corresponding author contact information: Jeff Larrimore, Department of Economics, 408 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Phone: (610)715-7704, Fax: (607)255-2818, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Larrimore, Jeff, Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng and Laura Zayatz. “Consistent Cell Means for Topcoded Incomes in the Public Use March CPS (1976 - 2007).” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement , 33 (2 - 3) (2008): 89 - 128