Asec: ownershp - niu

I am working with the CPS ASEC data and I noticed something unexpected about the OWNERSHP variable:

The case-count view shows a large number of observations (households) with NIU status.

However, when I inspect the data file included in my extract, I do not find a single case with OWNERSHP == 0.
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My two questions:

  1. What definition is used to determine NIU for OWNERSHP?
  2. What explains the discrepancy between the case-count view and the micro data I downloaded?

Thanks a lot for looking into this!

The case counts for household level variables on the IPUMS website include all households sampled for the CPS, whether they were interviewed or not. The non-interviewed households are included in hierarchical data extracts. However they are not included in rectangular extracts, which is the default data format. The universe of OWNERSHP is β€œall interviewed households,” so the records in the rectangular extract are all in-universe.

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Thanks for your answer @Matthew_Bombyk !