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NUMPREC40
Number of person records in household, before large group quarters were split up, 1940 100%

Description

NUMPREC40 provides the original number of person records that are included in the sampled unit in the 1940 100% dataset. These person records all have the same original 1940 100% serial number (SERIAL40). Original serial numbers in the 1940 100% file were generated at the State level. Researchers will need to use STATEFIP/STATEICP, SERIAL40, and NUMPREC40 to uniquely identify individuals from split group quarters.

As a part of IPUMS data processing, group quarters units containing more than 60 people were split into 1-person households, each with their own unique value in the IPUMS SERIAL variable. For this reason, the NUMPREC value for a group quarters unit containing more than 60 people will always be 1.

Researchers needing to analyze intact group quarters units containing more than 60 people (such as the residents of a large prison or poorhouse) should use NUMPREC40 instead of NUMPREC.

Units that were split into 1-person households can be identified with the SPLIT40 variable.

Codes

This variable is only available in the 1940 100% dataset. NUMPREC40 is a 4-digit numeric variable which NUMPREC40 provides the original number of person records that are included in the sampled unit in the 1940 100% dataset. These person records all have the same original 1940 100% serial number (SERIAL40). Original serial numbers in the 1940 100% file were generated at the State level. Researchers will need to use STATEFIP/STATEICP, SERIAL40, and NUMPREC40 to uniquely identify individuals from split group quarters. As a part of IPUMS data processing, group quarters units containing more than 60 people were split into 1-person households, each with their own unique value in the IPUMS SERIAL variable. For this reason, the NUMPREC value for a group quarters unit containing more than 60 people will always be 1. Researchers needing to analyze intact group quarters units containing more than 60 people (such as the residents of a large prison or poorhouse) should use NUMPREC40 instead of NUMPREC. NUMPREC40 specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below by Census year (and data sample if specified).

User Note: Units that were split into 1-person households can be identified with the SPLIT40variable.

NUMPREC40 Specific Variable Codes

Comparability

This variable is only available in the 1940 100% dataset.

Universe

  • All households and group quarters.

Availability

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