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ANCEST
Ancestry, U.S. and Puerto Rico

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      class Ancest:public Editor {

public:
    Ancest(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::us1980a:
            a = (US1980A_0433() - US1980A_0433() % 10) / 10;
            break;
        case dataset_id::us1990a:
            a = (US1990A_0431() - US1990A_0431() % 10) / 10;
            break;
        case dataset_id::us2000a:
            a = (US2000A_0429() - US2000A_0429() % 10) / 10;
            break;
        case dataset_id::us2005a:
            a = (US2005A_0423() - US2005A_0423() % 10) / 10;
            break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

ANCEST identifies the person's self-reported ancestry or ethnic origin in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Comparability — General

The variable is comparable across samples. Persons could report multiple ancestries, but ANCEST records only the first response. A second response can be obtained from the unharmonized source variables for all samples.

Universe

  • All persons

Availability

  • Puerto Rico: 2000, 2005, 2010
  • United States: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015