metstat: Metropolitan status

Description

metstat whether or not the household resides in a metropolitan area.

Availability

Sample Years
Basic 1976 - 1995m6, 1995m8 - present
May 1973 - 1981
ORG 1979 - 1995m6, 1995m8 - present

Warning

The Census suppressed this variable for all observations during 1995m6-1995m8 due to changes in household identifiers in 1995.

Values

Value Label
0 Nometropolitan
1 Metropolitan
Variable creation
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* metstat: metro status
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capture rename metstat orig_metstat
gen metstat = .

if $monthlycps == 1 | $maycps == 1 {
    if tm(1973m1) <= $date & $date <= tm(1993m12) {
        if $monthlycps == 0 & $maycps == 1 & $date <= tm(1976m12) {
            replace metstat = 1 if citystat == 1 | citystat == 2
            replace metstat = 0 if citystat == 3
        }
        else {
            replace metstat = 1 if orig_metstat == 1
            replace metstat = 0 if orig_metstat == 2
        }
    }
    if (tm(1994m1) <= $date & $date <= tm(1995m5)) | (tm(1995m9) <= $date & $date <= tm(2004m4)) {
        replace metstat = 1 if gemetsta == 1
        replace metstat = 0 if gemetsta == 2
    }
    if tm(2004m5) <= $date {
        replace metstat = 1 if gtmetsta == 1
        replace metstat = 0 if gtmetsta == 2
    }
}

lab var metstat "Metropolitan status"
lab def metstat 0 "Nometropolitan" 1 "Metropolitan"
lab val metstat metstat
notes metstat: 1973-1976 May Unicon: citystat
notes metstat: 1977-1981 May Unicon: citystat
notes metstat: 1976-1993 Basic Unicon: metstat
notes metstat: 1994-1995m5, 1995m9-2004m4 CPS: gemetsta
notes metstat: 2004m5-present CPS: gtmetsta
notes metstat: Missing for all observations during 1995m6-1995m8
notes metstat: Based on SMSA central city/noncentral status for May 1973-1981