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Mexico, Municipality 1995 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_MX1995 identifies the household’s municipality within Mexico in 1995. Municipalities are the second level administrative units of the country, after states. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_MX1995 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Mexico 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 1995 Mexico sample is a stratified cluster design; stratified geographically by similar socio-economic characteristics. The sample weights are designed to yield proper counts at the state level, but the clustering of the underlying data may affect their representativeness at the municipality level.

Because of this stratified cluster design, the 1995 Mexico sample has only a little above 650 municipalities compared to more than 2400 municipalities in 1990.


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  • Mexico: 1995