Census vs CPS population

#1

Can I drop people from the IPUMS population data to make it comparable to the CPS population? I have dropped out prisoners, is there any other difference between the two?

The same question applies for getting comparable estimates of total households between the two surveys. Thanks.

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#2

You should exclude institutional group quarters and military group quarters in IPUMS-USA (GQTYPE=1, 2, 3, 4, or 6) to achieve a comparable sampling frame with IPUMS-CPS.

Hope this helps.

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