Can I get the original IPUMS-International data?
In accordance with our agreements with the national statistical offices, IPUMS-International does not distribute the original samples provided by our international partners. We do provide access to unharmonized variables, but even these have undergone processing. We clean up stray codes, translate the labels into English, document the variable, and sometimes perform additional programming. We also carry out confidentiality measures that affect small numbers of cases for some variables. We take care not to lose meaningful information in these transformations, so researchers retain access to the full power of the original information in the input variables.