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      class Refrig:public Editor {

public:
    Refrig(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::sn2002a:
        {
            if (SN2002A_0067() == 2)
                a = 2;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

REFRIG indicates whether the household had a refrigerator.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Argentina
Benin
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Egypt
El Salvador
Fiji
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Mexico
Nepal
Nicaragua
Palestine
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Suriname
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia

Comparability — General

The variable is comparable across samples. The censuses sometimes differ in their treatment of freezers, non-electric units (such as those powered by fuels), and units that were inoperable at the time of the census.

The Colombia and Puerto Rico samples include ice boxes.

Comparability — Argentina [top]

The 2001 census question includes refrigerator/freezers, which are separately identified in the input data.

Comparability — Benin [top]

The 2013 census asked whether the household owns a fridge that is in functional condition.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

The 2011 asked whether any member of the household had a refrigerator in working condition.

Comparability — Brazil [top]

The censuses for 1960 and 1980 explicitly excluded containers that merely hold ice for the purposes of refrigeration (for example, Styrofoam iceboxes).

The 1991 census covers only electric refrigerators. For example, units powered by gas or kerosene were excluded, in contrast to the 2000 and 2010 censuses, where fuel-powered refrigerators were explicitly included.

The question for the 2000 census asked whether the household had either a refrigerator or a freezer. In 2000, enumerators were instructed to include only those units currently in usable condition.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

The data are derived from a question on the number of functional refrigerators in the household. The question was asked of all households.

Comparability — Cambodia [top]

The 2013 census asked about the number of refrigerators owned by the household -- detail that is retained in the unharmonized source variables.

Comparability — Canada [top]

The census question asked whether there was an electric or gas unit in the living quarters.

Comparability — Chile [top]

All censuses asked simply whether the household had a refrigerator with no further qualifications.

Comparability — Colombia [top]

The data include ice boxes -- non-powered units.

Comparability — Costa Rica [top]

The 1963 and 1984 censuses explicitly note that a refrigeration device powered by any type of fuel was to be considered. The other censuses give more general instructions.

Comparability — Dominican Republic [top]

The 1981 questionnaire asks whether the household has an electric or non-electric refrigerator; both are included in the "yes" category but can be separated using the unharmonized source variable.
The 2002 and 2010 questionnaires ask whether the household has a refrigerator; these samples are comparable.

Comparability — Egypt [top]

The 1986 sample asks separately for electric refrigerators and deep freezers; deep freezers were not included in this harmonized variable. The 1996 census question specified an electric refrigerator. The 2006 sample recorded the number of refrigerators in the household which is retained in the unharmonized data, and counts refrigerators in use or set aside for future use. The instructions of 1986 and 1996 specify that the purpose of tenure of this appliance must be for use and not commerce.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

The 2007 census is explicit about ownership of the refrigerator, whereas the 1992 sample does not specify.

Comparability — Fiji [top]

The 1996 census is explicit about ownership of the refrigerator. The data for 2007 and 2014 are derived from a question on the number of refrigerators/freezers owned by the household.

Comparability — Haiti [top]

The census recorded the number of refrigerators that are used in the household.

Comparability — Honduras [top]

In 2001, the census question includes the refrigerator even if it is found in poor working condition awaiting repair. The 1961 and 1988 samples do not clarify whether it needs to be in working condition.

The 1961 sample only has information for households consisting of a head.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The 1976 sample asks if the household possesses a refrigerator but does not specify access versus ownership. The 2005 sample is explicit that the question is specifically interested in ownership and not usage. In addition, if the refrigerator was broken or not in use, it was still to be counted.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The census asked about ownership of the refrigerator by any household member.

Comparability — Lesotho [top]

In 2006, the census question specifies that the refrigerator had to be in working condition over the previous month.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

The question asks whether the household has a refrigerator or deep freezer in working condition.

Comparability — Malaysia [top]

The variable is comparable across samples.

Comparability — Mexico [top]

The census instructions for Mexico 2000 and 2015 indicate that broken refrigerators should be counted if the household has the intention to repair them. For 2000, 2010 and 2015, appliances belonging to an employer should not be counted.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

In 2011, the question asks whether the household has a refrigerator in working condition or that can be easily repaired; enumerators were indicated to count appliances either for household or business use.

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

The data in both samples refer to ownership. The 2005 census specified that refrigerators in poor condition were included.

Comparability — Palestine [top]

The 1997 questionnaire asks whether the household has an electric refrigerator. The 2007 question pertains to availability of a refrigerator.

Comparability — Panama [top]

The variable is comparable across samples. The instructions explicitly include electric and fuel-powered units and exclude ice boxes.

Comparability — Paraguay [top]

The variable is comparable over time, with only slight changes in the universe.

Comparability — Philippines [top]

The 2010 census combines refrigerators and freezers; units out of working condition for six months or longer were to be excluded.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

The 1970 census distinguishes between iceboxes and mechanical refrigerators; both are included in refrigerators but can be separated using the unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Rwanda [top]

The 2012 census combines refrigerators and freezers, and the census question requires these to be in functioning condition.

Comparability — Senegal [top]

The census questionnaires in 1988, 2002, and 2013 asked whether the household had either a refrigerator or a freezer. In 1988, the questionnaire records a count of refrigerators or freezers in the household. In 2002, questions were asked separately about appliances used for personal use and appliances used as means of production. This variable includes refrigerators or freezers used for either purpose. More information in both years is retained in the unharmonized source variables. In 2013, the questionnaire simply asks whether the households owned either a fridge or a freezer, even if it is not in working condition.

Comparability — Sierra Leone [top]

The questionnaire asks for ownership of a refrigerator if it is in working condition.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The variable is comparable across 2001, 2007 and 2011 and asks for the ownership of a refrigerator. In 2016, the questionnaire asks about the ownership of a fridge or freezer. In 2001-2016, the enumeration documents explicitly state that the refrigerator must be in working condition.

Comparability — South Sudan [top]

The 2008 census is explicit about ownership of the refrigerator by any household member.

Comparability — Sudan [top]

The 2008 census is explicit about ownership of the refrigerator by any household member.

Comparability — Suriname [top]

The 2012 census asks whether a refrigerator is at the household's disposal and in working condition.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2012 sample asks about the ownership of a fridge or freezer.

Comparability — Thailand [top]

The 1970 and 1980 censuses include any refrigerator in the household regardless of ownership and as long as it is working or scheduled for repair. In 1990 and 2000, enumerators recorded the number of refrigerators in the household -- detail that is retained in the unharmonized source variables. The number of households without a refrigerator is lower than would be expected in the 1970 sample indicating a sampling effect.

Comparability — Togo [top]

The 2010 sample asks whether the household possesses a refrigerator or freezer.

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

The 1990 and 2000 samples ask only about refrigerators. The question in the 2011 census combines refrigerators and freezers.

Comparability — United States [top]

The 2010 census is explicit about ownership of the refrigerator.

Comparability — Uruguay [top]

The samples are explicit about ownership versus access to a refrigerator. The data for 1996 are derived from two questions for simple refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. The separated data are available through the unharmonized source variables.

The 2011 questionnaire asks whether the household had either a refrigerator or a freezer.

Comparability — Venezuela [top]

Each census simply asked whether the household had a working refrigerator. The 2001 census specified electricity or kerosene fuel.

Comparability — Vietnam [top]

The questionnaire asks whether the household is currently using a refrigerator.

Comparability — Zambia [top]

The 2000 questionnaire asks if there is a refrigerator in the household. The 2010 questionnaire asks if there is a refrigerator or freezer in the household.

Universe

  • Argentina 2001: Non-collective dwellings and not homeless
  • Argentina 2010: All households
  • Benin 2013: All households
  • Bolivia 2001: Private occupied dwellings
  • Botswana 2011: Private households
  • Brazil 1960: Not group quarters or improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 1970: Not group quarters or improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 1980: Not group quarters or improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 1991: Not group quarters or improvised dwellings; only households that had electric lighting, with or without a meter
  • Brazil 2000: Not group quarters or improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 2010: Occupied permanent private housing units
  • Burkina Faso 2006: All households
  • Cambodia 2013: All households
  • Canada 1971: Private households
  • Chile 1970: Occupied dwellings
  • Chile 1982: Private occupied dwellings
  • Chile 1992: Private occupied dwellings
  • Chile 2002: Private occupied dwellings
  • Colombia 2005: All households
  • Costa Rica 1963: Private dwellings
  • Costa Rica 1973: Private occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 1984: Private occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 2000: Private occupied dwellings
  • Dominican Republic 1981: Occupied dwellings
  • Dominican Republic 2002: Private occupied designated households
  • Dominican Republic 2010: Private occupied dwellings
  • Egypt 1986: All households
  • Egypt 1996: All households
  • Egypt 2006: Private households
  • El Salvador 1992: Occupied private households
  • El Salvador 2007: Occupied private dwellings with people present
  • Fiji 1996: All households
  • Fiji 2007: All households
  • Fiji 2014: All households
  • Guatemala 1964: All households
  • Guatemala 1981: Private occupied households
  • Haiti 2003: Occupied private households
  • Honduras 1961: Households consisting of a head
  • Honduras 1988: Private households
  • Honduras 2001: Private households
  • Indonesia 1976: All households
  • Indonesia 2005: All households
  • Jordan 2004: Not hotel or public housing unit
  • Kenya 2009: Conventional households or refugee camps
  • Lesotho 2006: All households
  • Liberia 2008: All households
  • Malawi 2008: Private households
  • Malaysia 1970: All households
  • Malaysia 1980: Non-collective households
  • Malaysia 1991: Non-collective households
  • Malaysia 2000: All households
  • Mexico 2000: All households
  • Mexico 2005: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Mexico 2010: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Mexico 2015: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Morocco 2014: All households
  • Nepal 2011: All households
  • Nicaragua 1971: Private occupied households
  • Nicaragua 2005: Private households with inhabitants present or hotel, boarding house and guest house
  • Palestine 1997: All households
  • Palestine 2007: All households except those in Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967
  • Panama 1960: Private occupied households
  • Panama 1980: Private occupied non-condemned households
  • Panama 1990: Private occupied households
  • Panama 2000: Private occupied households
  • Panama 2010: Non-collective households
  • Paraguay 1972: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 1982: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 1992: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 2002: Private occupied households
  • Peru 1993: Private occupied dwellings
  • Peru 2007: Private occupied dwellings
  • Philippines 1990: All households
  • Philippines 2000: All households
  • Philippines 2010: All households
  • Puerto Rico 1970: Private households
  • Puerto Rico 2010: Private households and vacant housing units
  • Rwanda 2012: All households
  • Senegal 1988: All households
  • Senegal 2002: All households
  • Senegal 2013: Ordinary households
  • Sierra Leone 2004: All households
  • South Africa 2001: Non-homeless households
  • South Africa 2007: Non-institutional households
  • South Africa 2011: Households in housing units or converted hostels
  • South Africa 2016: All households
  • South Sudan 2008: All households
  • Sudan 2008: All households
  • Suriname 2012: All households
  • Tanzania 2012: All households
  • Thailand 1970: Urban and sampled rural private non-mobile households
  • Thailand 1980: Private households
  • Thailand 1990: Private households
  • Thailand 2000: Private households
  • Togo 2010: All households
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1990: All households
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2000: Households that completed the interview
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Private occupied households
  • United States 2010: Private households
  • United States 2015: Private households
  • Uruguay 1985: Occupied private dwellings with dwellers present
  • Uruguay 1996: Occupied private households
  • Uruguay 2006: All households
  • Uruguay 2011: Occupied private households
  • Venezuela 1971: Non-collective occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 1981: Occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 1990: Non-collective permanent occupied dwellings, not including "other type" private dwellings
  • Venezuela 2001: Permanently occupied private dwellings
  • Vietnam 2009: All households
  • Zambia 2000: Occupied households
  • Zambia 2010: Occupied private households

Availability

  • Argentina: 2001, 2010
  • Benin: 2013
  • Bolivia: 2001
  • Botswana: 2011
  • Brazil: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000, 2010
  • Burkina Faso: 2006
  • Cambodia: 2013
  • Canada: 1971
  • Chile: 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002
  • Colombia: 2005
  • Costa Rica: 1963, 1973, 1984, 2000
  • Dominican Republic: 1981, 2002, 2010
  • Egypt: 1986, 1996, 2006
  • El Salvador: 1992, 2007
  • Fiji: 1996, 2007, 2014
  • Guatemala: 1964, 1981
  • Haiti: 2003
  • Honduras: 1961, 1988, 2001
  • Indonesia: 1976, 2005
  • Jordan: 2004
  • Kenya: 2009
  • Lesotho: 2006
  • Liberia: 2008
  • Malawi: 2008
  • Malaysia: 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000
  • Mexico: 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
  • Morocco: 2014
  • Nepal: 2011
  • Nicaragua: 1971, 2005
  • Palestine: 1997, 2007
  • Panama: 1960, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010
  • Paraguay: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002
  • Peru: 1993, 2007
  • Philippines: 1990, 2000, 2010
  • Puerto Rico: 1970, 2010
  • Rwanda: 2012
  • Senegal: 1988, 2002, 2013
  • Sierra Leone: 2004
  • South Africa: 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016
  • South Sudan: 2008
  • Sudan: 2008
  • Suriname: 2012
  • Tanzania: 2012
  • Thailand: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
  • Togo: 2010
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 1990, 2000, 2011
  • United States: 2010, 2015
  • Uruguay: 1985, 1996, 2006, 2011
  • Venezuela: 1971, 1981, 1990, 2001
  • Vietnam: 2009
  • Zambia: 2000, 2010