Respondents' location in the core and periphery


#1

Hi Geoffrey,

I am working with the IPUMS-International datasets for Brazil 1980, 1991, 2000, and 2010. I am looking at internal migration patterns among whites, browns, and blacks. I am trying to construct a variable that indicates a respondent’s location in the center city or suburbs (i.e., periphery).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best,

Thiago


#2

Unfortunately, the smallest geographic identification in Brazilian samples is the municipality and there is no way to differentiate records within cities. The URBAN variable identifies whether the household was located in a place designated as urban or rural, but it sounds like this isn’t exactly what you are looking for. Without access to a more specific geographic identifier, I’m not aware of a way to indicate a household’s location in the center or suburbs of cities.


#3

Hello Thiago,

I agree with Jeff. You can analyze migration patterns across cities but not within them.

Best,

Geoffrey