Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
ARRNDCM identifies the household's arrondissement (subdivision) within Cameroon in all sample years. Arrondissements are the third level administrative units of the country, after department. ARRNDCM is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.
The full set of geography variables for Cameroon can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1 and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
ARRNDCM does not account for boundary changes, but users should be aware that there might have been changes over time.
Where officially-defined arrondissements have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring arrondissements or combined together as groups of arrondissements below 20,000 population.
- All households
- Cameroon: 1976, 1987, 2005