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      class Bplco1:public Editor {

    Bplco1(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::co1985a:
            if (CO1985A_0407() == 2)
                a = CO1985A_0001(0);
        case dataset_id::co1993a:
            if (CO1993A_0413() == 1)
                a = CO1993A_0001(0);
            if (CO1993A_0413() == 3)
                a = 2;




BPLCO1 indicates the person's department of birth within Colombia.

Comparability — General

BPLCO1 is comparable across the Colombian samples. However, persons born in Bogota in 1985 are combined with Cundinamarca. Persons who were born in Bogota and never moved can be identified using BPLCO3.

In 1964, fewer departments are specified in BPLCO1 than in DEPTCO. (department of residence for the household). DEPTCO codes households into modern departments that did not exist in 1964, on the basis of their municipality of residence. A direct correspondence of BPLCO1 and DEPTCO codes in 1964 is only possible by recombining DEPTCO departments into the 1964 classification. The non-historical departments available in DEPTCO are codes 20, 63, 66, 70 and 85.

For recoded municipality of birth in 1973, 1993 and 2005, see BPLCO2. For information on whether the respondent was living in the same municipality in which they were born, see BPLCO3. For the country of birth of foreign-born persons in all years except 1985, see BPLCOUNTRY.


  • All persons


  • Colombia: 1964, 1973, 1985, 1993, 2005