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Income 1999

Table E.   Median Household Income by Definition: 1998 and 1999

(Medians are in 1999 dollars)
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                                                          Percent
                                           Median income   change
Definition of income                   ------------------   1998-
                                           1999     1998     1999
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Income before taxes:
1. Money income excluding capital
    gains (official measure)             40,816   39,744     2.7*
2. Definition 1 less government cash
    transfers                            37,284   36,501     2.1*
3. Definition 2 plus capital gains       37,836   36,806     2.8*
4. Definition 3 plus health insurance
    supplements to wage or salary
    income                               39,791   38,505     3.3*

Income after taxes:
5. Definition 4 less social security
    payroll taxes                        37,159   36,150     2.8*
6. Definition 5 less federal income
    taxes (excluding the EIC)            34,350   33,377     2.9*
7. Definition 6 plus the earned
    income  credit (EIC)1/               34,521   33,525     3.0*
8. Definition 7 less state income
    taxes                                33,467   32,519     2.9*
9. Defintion 8 plus nonmeans-tested
    government cash transfers            36,850   35,960     2.5*
10. Definition 9 plus the value of
      medicare                           38,617   37,818     2.1*
11. Definition 10 plus the value of
      regular-price school lunches       38,632   37,829     2.1*
12. Definition 11 plus means-tested
      government cash transfers          38,824   38,016     2.1*
13. Definition 12 plus the value of
      medicaid                           39,152   38,359     2.1*
14. Definition 13 plus the value of
      other means-tested government
      noncash transfers                  39,264   38,505     2.0*
15. Definition 14 plus net imputed
      return on equity in own home       41,100   40,176     2.3*
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* Statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
1/Includes EIC for nine states (Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York,
   Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin) that use federal eligibility rules to
   compute the state credit as a percentage of the federal EIC.

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 1999 and  2000.


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