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RECTYPE
Record type

Description

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.

Codes

Rectype is a 1-character alphabetic variable.

H Household
P Person
R Round

Comparability

There are no comparability issues.

Universe

  • 1996-2017: All households.

Availability

  • 1996-2017

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to Description for more information.

Flags

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