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RENT30
Monthly contract rent, 1930

Description

RENT30 reports the amount of the household's monthly contract rent payment in 1930. This variable will be integrated with RENT in the future. RENT30 reports the amount for which the landlord expected to rent the unit. This amount includes utilities, fuels, etc. only if they were included in the rent contract. Respondents were to report the full contract amount, even if payments were delinquent or made by someone outside the household. See also RENTGRS.

Codes

0000 = N/A
9998 = no cash rent (free)
9999 = missing

Top codes:
1930: $9,997

Comparability

RENT30 is broadly comparable to RENT for other years. This variable includes non-cash rent payments (labor, goods, etc.) converted to a dollar amount, as described below in similar fashion to RENT for 1940. Top codes differ between RENT30 and RENT across years.

In 1930 amounts were recorded in exact dollars; Amounts are reported in contemporary dollars; users must adjust for inflation. See INCTOT for Consumer Price Index adjustment factors.

For 1930, in addition to reporting the monthly cash rent, enumerators were instructed to estimate the full cash rental value if the unit was paid for by work or some other non-cash payment. Enumerators were to use known rental values of proximate units.

Universe

  • Non-farm, renter-occupied units.

Availability

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