Status:Closed    Asked:Sep 26, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Birthplace only downloads codes for foreign countries, no state FIPS codes.

I select birthplace from CPS 95 and also IPUMS 2000 1%.

Codes indicate state FIPS codes available, as well as foreign countries.

Downloaded data includes no codes for state FIPS codes?

What am I doing wrong here?

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I believe you may be looking only at your CPS extract right now. State of birth cannot be determined in the CPS data. I downloaded your 2000 1% extract and confirmed that it does contain state FIPS codes for birthplace.

. tab bpl

Birthplace [general |
version] | Freq. Percent Cum.
Alabama | 47,968 1.70 1.70
Alaska | 4,848 0.17 1.87
Arizona | 26,341 0.93 2.81

Feel free to let us know if this doesn't solve the problem.


Sep 27, 2013 - 09:55 AM

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