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:
GEO1ALT_CL identifies the household's province within Chile in 1960 and 1970. Provinces were the first level administrative units of the country in 1960 and 1970. GEO1ALT_CL is spatially harmonized to account for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization; see the comparability discussion. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1ALT_CL can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Chile can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
Chile reorganized between 1970 and 1982. GEO1_CL reflects provinces in Chile from 1982 to 2002 samples.
- All households
- Chile: 1960, 1970