The data in the LAMP-Peru database (LAMP-PERU5) were gathered in November-December 2001 in four communities and in 2005 in the last community of that country; all of them located in the departamento of Lima. For confidentiality reasons the name of the communities are preserved.

The Peru data differ from the rest of the LAMP data in various respects. Most importantly, since Peruvians out-migrate to a wide range of destination countries, the surveys carried out in Peru collected data on international migration from Peru to all countries, and not only to the United States. The user familiar with the standard LAMP (or MMP) data will note multiple changes that stem from this approach. Variables that in other LAMP databases refer to first/last U.S. trip, in the Peru database refer to first/last trip abroad. Additional variables identify the country of destination for each of these trips. In addition, several U.S. migration-specific variables have been suppressed, while others have been modified to make them suitable to any country of destination.

Irrespective of these changes, LAMP-PERU5 maintains the same structure as the rest of the LAMP databases, consisting of the standard five files: PERS, MIG, HOUSE, LIFE and SPOUSE (see the Databases page). We do not provide, however, a COMMUN data file. Instead, we offer an excel data file with some selected community statistics and some census statistics corresponding to the departamento, provincia and distrito were each of the surveyed communities is located.

Surveyed Communities

Community 1 - 176 households in Peru

Community 2 - 136 households in Peru

Community 3 - 181 households in Peru

Community 4 - 184 households in Peru

Community 5 - 149 househods in Peru

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