Hey IPUMS time use users,
If I understand correctly, the variable CPSUPDATE in ATUS (I’m using 2003-2019) should indicate whether the information regarding earnings (e.g., EARNWEEK) and hours worked (e.g., UHRSWORKT) was carried over from the CPS sample completed 2-5 months prior to the ATUS survey. However, when comparing, for example, UHRSWORKT and UHRSWORKT_CPS8 only within CPSUPDATE=0 respondents I find that the information in these two variables does not match in a substantial proportion of the cases.
Am I missing something? Why don’t these variables match in cases in which the information was carried over?
Your answers will be much apprenticed and thank you very much for your help!