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:
REGNCL indicates the region in Chile in which the household was enumerated. It is the largest-scale geographic identifier available in the Chile samples.
The full set of geography variables for Chile can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1 and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time.
- Los Ríos region was formed from Los Lagos
- Arica and Parinacota region was formed from Tarapacá
- Ñuble regions was formed from Bio Bío
REGNCL does not include the 1960 or 1970 samples due to reorganization of administrative divisions between 1970 and 1982.
- All households
- Chile: 1982, 1992, 2002, 2017