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:
MIGABS indicates whether any household members were migrant workers who were absent from the household at the time of the census.
The question asked if any usual members of the household were absent because they were migrant workers: defined as "someone who is absent from home for more than a month each year to work or to seek work."
- Private households
- South Africa: 1996