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:
BPLCL indicates the province within Chile in which the person was born. The samples for 1982 to 2002 are coded into the modern geographic classification of provinces.
See BPLCL2 for a comparable variable that codes all samples from 1960 to 2002 into the pre-1974 geographic classification of provinces.
Comparability — General
BPLCL is comparable for 1982-2002, apart from any boundary changes that may have occurred.
In 1974, the Chilean government decentralized the administrative regions of its country, and many province boundary and names were changed. It was not possible to recode the less-detailed pre-1970 system into the more-detailed modern system.
- All persons
- Chile: 1982, 1992, 2002