The censobr package includes a few functions to help
users navigate Brazilian census data, its variables and its methodology.
All of these functions download supporting documents in either
Like all other datasets in censobr, these support documents are downloaded and cached locally the first time when users run the function. This way, when users need to take a peak at the documentation again, the functions simply load local files, making it super quick and convenient.
data_dictionary() indicate the definition of each
variable, and the meaning of their categories in the case of categorical
variables. The function currently covers the data dictionaries for all
Brazilian censuses since 1970 (
2010), and it
includes dictionaries for the variables of both microdata (sample
portion of the census) and for the variables available in census
tract-level aggregate data.
Obs. For the years 2010 and 2000, the the dictionaries of variables are also available online from the censobr website. Other years will also be eventually included on the website.
Oftentimes, it is really important to understand the structure of the
questionnaire used in surveys. The
includes the questionnaires used in the data collection of all Brazilian
censuses since 1970.
Here, users only need to passe the
indicating the edition of the census of interest.
interview_manual() function downloads and
opens on a browser the “Manual do Recenseador”, i.e. the manual of
instructions for IBGE’s census takers (recenseadores) on how to collect
the census data.
Manuals for all censuses since 1970 are available.