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Ghana, Region 1984 - 2010 [Level 1; consistent boundaries, GIS]

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GEO1_GH identifies the household's region within Ghana in all sample years. Regions are the first level administrative units of the country. GEO1_GH 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_GH can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Ghana 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

There are no comparability issues across samples.


  • All households


  • Ghana: 1984, 2000, 2010