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:
INTMIG2 indicates the number of people who left to go live in another country during the five years preceding the census. It includes persons who might have migrated only for a short time or who might have already returned by the time of the census. Persons who left the country for vacation, work assignment, visits to relatives, or another reason that did not entail a change of residence were not considered migrants.
Comparability — General
The data are comparable across samples.
For a similar variable that includes only persons who left and have not returned, see INTMIG1.
- All households
- Mexico: 1995, 2000, 2010