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DHS-IPUMS-I Morocco regions, 1982-2004 [consistent boundaries, GIS]

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DHS_IPUMSI_MA provides geographic codes for Morocco 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_MA indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Morocco can be downloaded here.

Comparability — General

The units in DHS_IPUMSI_MA 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 1987 to 2003 and corresponds to the census samples from 1982 to 2014 in IPUMS-International.

The DHS samples provide geographical information for groups of regions, while the IPUMS-International samples uses regions.


  • All households


  • Morocco: 1982, 1994, 2004, 2014