Is there a variable in IPUMS-CPS analogous to FAMUNIT, but using the Census family concepts? I don’t see any way to extract such a categorization from FTYPE, FAMKIND, and FAMREL.
Using the Census definitions, is every household member necessarily a member of some family as they are under the IPUMS definitions, or are single individuals (or families not related to the householder) not treated as families? Looking at the historical tables for family income by quintile, I am pretty sure that in the early years there are fewer people in families than households, though I do not know if this is still true.
I’m trying to do income accounting to check whether the individual incomes add up to the income totals and subtotals for families and households (and whether the individual income types add up to INCTOT). For that I need a family classification system and a set of subtotals that use the same rules. I know I could construct IPUMS family income totals myself, but then I don’t have much of a cross-check.
Am I correct in believing that IPUMS-CPS does not contain a variable analogous to FTOTVAL but based on FAMUNIT? I see that there is such a total in IPUMS-USA.