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:
GEO1_ ET1994 identifies the household's region within Ethiopia in 1994. Regions are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_ ET1994 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Ethiopia 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
The boundary between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been a source of dispute since Eritrea became independent in 1993.
The 1994 Ethiopian sample had a Special region as one of its regions. According to the 2007 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia, the special region comprised national parks, forests, and boarding schools including university dorms with greater than 100 persons. There are person counts for the special region but the region is not mappable.
- All households
- Ethiopia: 1994