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State of previous residence, India; consistent boundaries, GIS


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      class Mig1_p_in:public Editor {

    Mig1_p_in(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::in1983a:
            if (IN1983A_0481() >= 98 && IN1983A_0480() == 7)
                a = 356097;
        case dataset_id::in1987a:
            if (IN1987A_0475() >= 98 && IN1987A_0474() == 7)
                a = 356097;




MIG1_P_IN indicates the person's state of previous residence in India.

Click on the Source Variables tab for information on place of residence for each sample year. Source variables may contain more geographic unit detail but are not suitable for cross-temporal comparison.

Comparability — General

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time. Where officially-defined states have populations under 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring states.
Boundary changes:

  • Daman and Diu split from Goa in 1987 to become a separate state.
  • Chhattisgarh split from Madhya Pradesh in 2000 to become a separate state.
  • Jharkhand split from Bihar in 2000 to become a separate state.
  • Uttaranchal split from Uttar Pradesh in 2000 to become a separate state.

The variable is comparable across samples.
For the country of residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRYP (Country of previous residence).


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  • India: 1983, 1987, 1999