I am going to use 2011 ACS IPUMS data for multi-level modeling.
I want to restrict my sample to people in metropolitan areas.
For the purpose of this study, I will use some variables at the metropolitan level from the census bureau factfinder.
When I checked the METAREA variable in IPUMS, it was based on 2000 census boundary. In the census bureau, they use the recent definition of metropolitan areas.
Is there any solution how to match them?