question about 'total family income'


#1

Hi Joe,

I have a question about FTOTVAL. According to the variable description. It is the total income for the respondent’s family. Does this income include self-employed income? If one person in this household work for a company and work as a Uber driver in his free time. Does the income from driving for Uber counted in FTOTVAL? Does this income must be on the government payroll?

Thanks!


#2

The FTOTVAL variable represents the total income from all sources for each family - including self-employed income. So, yes technically speaking income made as an Uber driver should be included in FTOTVAL, since income earned from driving an Uber must be self-reported via a 1099 tax form.