I am trying to identify individuals with POVERTY of 200 and below. Based on the POVERTY description, individuals within the same family unit will have the same POVERTY value. As the unmarried partner is being included in the same family unit with the “related” individuals, I expect the unmarried partner will have the same POVERTY value with others in the unit. But this does not seem to be the case in the data.
Below is an example from 2016 ACS data: PERNUM=5 is included in the same FAMUNIT, but why does s/he have a different POVERTY?
A related question, the unmarried partner’s income (INCTOT) is also not included in FTOTINC. Did I misunderstand how the POVERTY is calculated?
Thank you for your help!