Description: Reference: D.H. Greenberg and M. Kosters, Income Guarantees and the Working Poor, The Rand Corporation (R-579-OEO), December, 1970.
Authorization: free use
Description: The data are from a national sample of 6000 households with a male head earning less than $15,000 annually in 1966. The data were clasified into 39 demographic groups for analysis. The study was undertaken in the context of proposals for a guaranteed annual wage (negative income tax). At issue was the response of labor supply (average hours) to increasing hourly wages. The study was undertaken to estimate this response from available data
Number of cases: 39
HRS: Average hours worked during the year
WAGE: Average hourly wage ($)
ERSP: Average yearly earnings of spouse ($)
ERNO: Average yearly earnings of other family members ($)
NEIN: Average yearly non-earned income
ASSET: Average family asset holdings (Bank account, etc.) ($)
AGE: Average age of respondent
DEP: Average number of dependents
RACE: Percent of white respondents
SCHOOL: Average highest grade of school completed
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