Codes and Frequencies
GEO2_GT identifies the household's municipality within Guatemala in all sample years. Municipalites are the second level administrative units of the country, after departments. GEO2_GT is spatially harmonized accounting for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization; see the comparability discussion. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_GT can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Guatemala 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
Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time. Where officially-defined municipalities have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring municipalities.
Boundary changes for GEO2_GT are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.
- All households
- Guatemala: 1964, 1973, 1981, 1994, 2002