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:
GEO2_CR1984 identifies the household's canton within Costa Rica in 1984. Cantons are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_CR1984 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Costa Rica 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
Cantons with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring cantons within the same provinces to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
- All households
- Costa Rica: 1984