So excited to find that IPUMS-ATUS has released the 2018 data for lots of variables. However, I find that the 2018 data for the “METRO” variable is still unavailable. I wonder when will that part of data be released? Otherwise I might need to merge it from IPUMS-CPS.
As with previous releases of new ATUS samples, the METRO variable is not available with the initial release of a new sample. The IPUMS Time Use Team aims to have METRO integrated into the 2018 ATUS with a forthcoming data release. In the meantime, you can merge METRO from IPUMS CPS on your own using the documentation available here.
Sounds good. I’ve done merging METRO from IPUMS CPS and it works well.