Hi, I have a question about incunemp in IPUMS CPS. Is this supposed to be total unemployment benefits received over the previous year?
In the comparability section at IPUMS, it says (see here: https://cps.ipums.org/cps-action/vari…)
“Beginning in 1995, respondents could report amounts for smaller time intervals, such as weekly, bi-weekly, twice monthly, or monthly, along with the number of payments”
However, there doesn’t seem to be any IPUMS variable indicating what the time interval is.