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This regards output using MIGPUMA1 and reading PUMS values - see details below

to determine the migration flow out of a county (50) by age and where they went I Jeff,

I produced the following table: Row - Age; Column - MIGPUMA1; Control - Statefip; and Filter - Statefip (9) and County (50).


T he table has values like this for the column

0 1 2 100 190 200 300 390 400 500 600 700 800 900 990 1100 1200 1300 1390 1400 1500 1600 1700 1900 2000 2100 2300 2400 2500 2800 2900 3000 3100 3200 3490 3500 3600 3700 3800

etc. running up to 7500, 10000, 11300, 11500 and 40100.

How do I determine state? I have the Codes Tab you sent but where on these values is the state identifying variable? Do I need to add an additional variable (to control or filter) to produce the state ID variable to my table?


Help. Thank you. David Carroll

 
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Jeff Bloem

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If I understand what you are trying to do correctly, this may be challenging to do within the online analysis tool. This is because MIGPUMA1 is state-dependent and can only be interpreted in combination with MIGPLAC1. I can think of two options going forward. One, you can create a new variable in the online analysis tool (click the "Create Variables" button on the top left of the page). This will allow you to create a unique MIGPUMA1 - MIGPLAC1 combination variable to include in the table. Two, you can extract these variables (along with age and any other variables you'd like) using the IPUMS data extract system.

I hope one of these options helps. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

 

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