I want to select people born in south and central America who were living in the USA at the time of the survey.
I found the category “Americas, ns” (299) in the birth place variable (general version). Is this category contains all people from central and south America? Or is there another category that contains this people? or Do I need to construct the variable by myself using bpl?
Also, this category (299) in bbl is only avaible from 2003 and later, is there another category that contains the same epople from previous surverys (before 2003)?