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_ DO2002 identifies the household's municipality and municipal districts within Dominican Republic in 2002. Municipalities and municipal districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_ DO2002 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Dominican Republic can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
The 2002 sample of Dominican Republic is not included in the harmonized GEO2_DO variable. The 2002 microdata sample identifies municipalities and municipal districts, whereas all the other census years (2010, 1981, 1970, and 1960) identify municipalities. There are around 225 municipalities and municipal districts in 2002 compared to 155 municipalities in 2010, around 125 municipalities in 1980, and around 100 municipalities in 1970 and 1960.
Municipalities and municipal districts with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring municipalities within the same province to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
- All households
- Dominican Republic: 2002