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Arrondissement/Department of previous residence, Cameroon; consistent boundaries, GIS

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      class Mig2_p_cm:public Editor {

    Mig2_p_cm(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::cm1976a:
            if (CM1976A_0428() == 99999)
                a = GEO2_CM(0);
        case dataset_id::cm1987a:
            if (CM1987A_0431() == 0)
                a = GEO2_CM(0);




MIG2_P_CM indicates the person's department of previous residence within Cameroon. Migration department codes for MIG2_P_CM are compatible with codes for GEO2_CM.

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

There are very minor differences in the universe of respondents.

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time. Boundary changes for MIG2_P_CM are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.


  • Cameroon 1976: All persons
  • Cameroon 1987: Persons in private households
  • Cameroon 2005: Household residents


  • Cameroon: 1976, 1987, 2005