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_ PS2007 identifies the household's governorate within Palestine in 2007. Governorates are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_ PS2007 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Palestine 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
All the units that make up Palestine are in dispute with Israel. The disputed areas are a result of the Third Arab–Israeli War in 1967. With the exception of No Man's Land along the Israel/Palestine border, which is coded as 99, the areas referred to as "Judea, Samaria, and Gaza Areas" by Israel are divided into 16 units that make up Palestine.
- No Man's Land along the Israel/Palestine border is coded as 99.
- Judea, Samaria, and Gaza Areas (in dispute with Israel) make up Palestine. Data for these areas appear in all Israel samples and Palestine. In Palestine, the units are recorded separately while in Israel, the units appear as one.
Missing governorates: The 2007 sample is missing 5 governorates, including the entire Gaza Strip. These governorates are:
- North Gaza
- Deir Al-Balah
- Khan Yunis
- All households
- Palestine: 2007