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STORIES
Stories in structure

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      class Stories:public Editor {

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

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::hu1990a:
        {
            if (HU1990A_0054(0) == 0 && (HU1990A_0037(0) == 1 || HU1990A_0037(0) == 4))
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

STORIES indicates the number of floors or levels in the building containing the responding housing unit.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Germany
Indonesia
Kyrgyz Republic
Nepal
Poland
Romania
United States

Comparability — General

Germany, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, and the United States samples include values that represent a range (for example, "1 to 3 stories"). Those categories are coded to the first value of the range, and the original ranges are listed in the country comparability text. The unharmonized source variable for each sample records the original ranges in unrecoded form.

The samples differ in their treatment of basements. The samples have different top-codes.

Comparability — Germany [top]

The samples include values that represent ranges. In 1971 those ranges are 6 to 9, 10 to 16, 17 to 24, and 25 or more. In 1981 they are 7 to 11, and 12 or more. Each category is coded to the lowest value in its range.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The samples are comparable but only indicate whether the building was single story or multi-story (top coded at 2 stories).

Comparability — Kyrgyz Republic [top]

Several values for the Kyrgyz Republic samples actually reflect ranges. A code of 3 indicates "3 to 5 stories," a code of 6 indicates "6 to 9 stories," and a code of 10 indicates"10 or more stories."

Comparability — Nepal [top]

A house with a roof and without any additional floor is considered as a single story. If the top story covers only some part of the roof, such story is counted and added to the total number of floors.

The 2011 sample is top-coded at 8+ stories.

Comparability — Poland [top]

The 1978 sample is top-coded at 12 floors and the 1988 sample is top-coded at 13 floors. A code of 5 means "5 to 9" stories in both samples; and a code of 11 in 1988 means "11 to 12".

Comparability — Romania [top]

The 2011 sample is top-coded at 18 stories.

Comparability — United States [top]

Several values for the U.S. samples actually reflect ranges. A code of 1 means "1 to 3" stories in both samples; a code of 4 in 1980 means "4 to 6"; and a code of 7 in 1980 means "7 to 12".

The 1960 census did not count basements. The 1980 census did if the basement contained rooms used for living purposes.

Universe

  • France 1968: Non-collective dwellings
  • Germany 1971: Households in private dwellings in residential buildings
  • Germany 1981: Households in occupied residential buildings
  • Hungary 1990: Non-collective dwellings
  • Indonesia 1980: All households
  • Indonesia 1985: All households
  • Indonesia 1990: All households
  • Indonesia 1995: All households
  • Italy 2001: Private households living in a dwelling
  • Kyrgyz Republic 2009: Households, excluding institutions
  • Nepal 2011: All households
  • Poland 1978: Private dwellings excluding provisional or mobile housing
  • Poland 1988: Private dwellings excluding provisional or mobile housing
  • Romania 1977: All households
  • Romania 2011: All households
  • Spain 1991: Dwellings with building information
  • Spain 2001: All households
  • Spain 2011: Households with building information
  • United States 1960: Not group quarters; only in cities with 50,000+ residents (answered by only 80% of households)
  • United States 1980: Not group quarters

Availability

  • France: 1968
  • Germany: 1971, 1981
  • Hungary: 1990
  • Indonesia: 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995
  • Italy: 2001
  • Kyrgyz Republic: 2009
  • Nepal: 2011
  • Poland: 1978, 1988
  • Romania: 1977, 2011
  • Spain: 1991, 2001, 2011
  • United States: 1960, 1980