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The US Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances microdata includes components of net worth, but not the measure itself.

The codebook for the 2016 SCF (latest) states:

Summary variables (e.g., NET WORTH) are not included in the main data set...However, as a convenience to users, we have included on the SCF web site a program written in the SAS language

That SAS program defines net worth as:

NETWORTH=ASSET-DEBT;
IF (NETWORTH<=.Z) THEN PUT Y1= &PID= FIN= NFIN= DEBT= LIQ= CDS= NMMF=
    STOCKS=  BOND=  RETQLIQ=  SAVBND=  CASHLI=  OTHMA=  OTHFIN= 
    VEHIC= HOUSES= ORESRE= NNRESRE= BUS= OTHNFIN=
    MRTHEL= RESDBT= OTHLOC= CCBAL= INSTALL= ODEBT=;

But ASSET and DEBT are also not in the SCF microdata; they're calculated in the SAS macro.

Is there pseudocode to calculate net worth from the SCF microdata? I don't have a SAS license so I'm looking to reproduce it in Python.

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