RECTYPE is an IPUMS MEPS-constructed variable that allows users to discriminate between household, person, and round-level records. For non-vacant households, each household record is followed by one or more person records. Data at the household level pertain to each person in the household.
Round level records indicate information that is collected during one or more of the five interview rounds that each respondent participates in.
Rectype is a 1-character alphabetic variable.
- 1996-2017: All households.
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to Description for more information.