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:
DHS_IPUMSI_GH provides geographic codes for Ghana that match those in the DHS and IPUMS-International databases. This variable can be used to link contextual area data from IPUMS-DHS to IPUMS-International or vice versa. The codes in DHS_IPUMSI_GH indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.
GIS shapefiles for Ghana can be downloaded here.
Comparability — General
The units in DHS_IPUMSI_GH are harmonized across DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The time span for DHS samples are 1993 to 2014 and corresponds to the census samples from 1984 to 2010 in IPUMS-International.
Ghana 1988 DHS sample is excluded from DHS_IPUMSI_GH due to inconsistent boundaries and geographic units. The 1988 IPUMS-DHS sample combines Northern, Upper East, and Upper West regions, while later IPUMS-DHS samples and IPUMS-International samples separate the regions.
- All households
- Ghana: 1984, 2000, 2010