I created and maintain an R package (https://github.com/lucasmation/microdadosBrasil , still unpublished to CRAN) to facilitate access to microdata in Brazil, especially for household surveys.
One of the desired (and partially implemented) features of the package is harmonizing variable names over time and replacing names with more intuitive ones. I was thinking of using the same names that IPUMs uses (whenever concepts make sense), to facilitate future integration with IPUMs data.
How can I get a “variable dictionary”, with all variables as rows, and columns containing the Harmonized names, original names, and other metadata, and procedures for those variables? From the Ipums website, I can consult these variable by variable, but it would be helpfull to have these metadata in tabular form.
A related question: as far as I understand, IPUMs does not cover household surveys outside the US, correct? Is this an area of IPUMs “expansion”?