Codes and Frequencies
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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:
- Harmonization table
- No supplemental programming
- Instructions for interpreting harmonization documents
GEO2_EG2006 identifies the household's district within Egypt in 2006. Districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after governorates. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_EG2006 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Egypt 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
Districts with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring districts within the same governorate to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
Cairo includes all districts from the Helwan governorate. Giza includes all districts from the 6th October governorate.
- All households
- Egypt: 2006