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_LR1974 identifies the household's county within Liberia in 1974. Counties are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_LR1974 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Liberia 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
Counties with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring Counties to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
- Sasstown Territory is combined with Sinoe County for confidentiality reasons.
- All households
- Liberia: 1974