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Number of dependents living outside the responding unit


[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For persons who have already filed federal taxes for the current year (FILEDYN) or who plan to file taxes for the current year (FILEWILL), and who have indicated that they plan to claim at least one dependent on their Federal tax return (FILEDEPYN), FILENODEPAWAY reports the number of dependents living outside of the Responding Unit.


This question was asked as part of a series of questions about tax filing. Before being asked these questions, respondents were told it might be useful to have out some of their family's financial records, such as a copy of the family's tax forms or materials used to complete the tax form, such as yearend bank statements, financial summaries, pay stubs, W-2 forms, and the like.


FILENODEPAWAY is a two-column wide numeric variable.

96: NIU
97: Unknown - Refused
98: Unknown - Not ascertained
99: Unknown - Don't know


The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.


The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.


  • 1997-2016



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