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_MA identifies the household's region within Morocco from 1982 to 2004. Regions are the first level administrative units of the country. GEO1ALT_MA is spatially harmonized to account for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_MA can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Morocco can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
A reorganization of geography in Morocco occurred in 2014, changing the number of regions from 16 to 12. GEO1_MA reflects provinces in Morocco in 2014.
The entirety of Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (IPUMS code 504001), the vast majority of Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra (IPUMS code 504002), and part of Guelmim-Es Semara (IPUMS code 504003) were situated within the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
- All households
- Morocco: 1982, 1994, 2004