Dear team. I have two questions related to the poverty measure variables.
Firstly, could you provide more information or recommend articles on the rank proximity swapping method? I imputed some income variables of other panel data(Health and Retirement Study) and tried to do a sensitivity check using CPS-data. Therefore, I need to do top-coding similar to the CPS method. However, I failed to find a more specific way to do rank proximity swapping. (I already read Larrimore et al.(2008) and some instruction(https://cps.ipums.org/cps/topcodes_tables.shtml), however, the focus was a little bit different.) To be specific, I read that the swapping occurs within a ‘bounded interval’ so I am wondering what the bounded interval means.
Secondly, I am wondering whether SPM medical out of pocket expense variable(name : SPMMEDXPNS) include the amount of health insurance premiums(variable name : HIPVAL) or not. I heard that SPM medical out of pocket expense ‘conceptually’ includes health insurance premiums, however, some sample’s SPM medical out of pocket expense doesn’t seem to include health insurance premiums when I analyzed CPS data.
Thanks a lot!!