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:
WERDET identifies the household's wereda within Ethiopia in 1994 and 2007. Weredas are the third level administrative units of the country, after zones. WERDET is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.
The full set of geography variables for Ethiopia 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
WERDET does not account for boundary changes, but users should be aware that there might have been changes over time.
Where officially-defined weredas have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring weredas.
The 1984 sample is not included in WERDET. The 1984 census predates the creation of modern day Eritrea from Ethiopia in 1993 following which the geography of Ethiopia has changed considerably.
- All households
- Ethiopia: 1994, 2007