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Province of residence 5 years ago, China; retiring soon

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MIGCN indicates the person's province of residence five years ago in China.

MIGCN will be phased out in 2020. For an updated version of the variable that matches the place of enumeration, refer to MIG1_5_CN

Comparability — General

In 1990 and 2000, the original responses included options for residence in the "same county or city" or in "other county or city within the same province" five years ago. For MIGCN, these responses are assigned to their current province of residence.

In 2000, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan are not separately identified from locations abroad.

For the country of residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRY5 (Country of residence 5 year ago).


  • China 1990: Persons age 5+
  • China 2000: Persons age 5+


  • China: 1990, 2000