Germany - West vs East

The variable COUNTRY lists Germany with code 276.

However, there are different samples for East and West Germany:

Just to clarify: Is the only way to distinguish observations from East and West Germany by using the info on the sample years? (East: 1971, 1981; West: 1970, 1987)

Thanks for your answer!

You can see which sample pertains to East or West Germany in your data by looking at the label on the variable SAMPLE, which is preselected for all extracts.

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Thanks a lot @Matthew_Bombyk !