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GEO_JO1997_2017 (GEO_JO1997_2017)
Jordan regions, 1997-2017 [integrated; GIS]

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GEO_JO1997_2017 reports the region of Jordan where the respondent was interviewed. The regions in this variable are equivalent to broad groups of governorates, with consistent boundaries across samples.

Each sample year for Jordan has its own sample-specific geography variable. Other integrated variables for Jordan that provide spatially consistent units over time are GEO_ JO1990_2017 (which excludes the 1997 and 2002 samples) and GEO_JO2007_2017 (with individual governorates identified).

An integrated GIS map (in shapefile format) for Jordan, using the units in GEO_JO1997_2017, can be downloaded here.


The 1990 Jordan sample is not included in GEO_ JO1997_2017. For the 1990 sample, Jordan provides information on groups of governorates combined into a larger number of units.


  • Jordan 1997: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2002: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2009: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-H, 2002-W, 2002-C, 2002-B, 2002-H, 2007-W, 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-H, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2009-H, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-H