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_ UY1985 identifies the household's census section within Uruguay in 1985. Census sections are the second level administrative units of the country, after departments. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_ UY 1985 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Uruguay 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
Census sections with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring census sections within the same department to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
- All households
- Uruguay: 1985