Can I find particular individuals in IPUMS-International data?
No. A variety of steps have been taken to ensure the confidentiality of the data. Most fundamentally, samples do not contain names or addresses. The data are only samples, so there is no guarantee any given individual will be in the dataset. Low levels of geography are suppressed. We randomize the order of cases within the geographic areas that are identified, and swap a small number of dwellings across geographic boundaries. Very small variable categories in recent censuses are combined with other categories or suppressed. Finally, the user agreement explicitly forbids any attempt to identify individuals.