map_gender retrieves data on the number of male or female uses of a given first name
by state from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica's 2010 Census API.
A string with a Brazilian first name. The name can also be passed to the function
as a full name (e.g., Ana Maria de Souza).
A string with the gender to look for. Valid inputs are
Information on the gender associated with Brazilian first names was collect in the 2010 Census (Censo Demografico de 2010, in Portuguese), in July of that year, by the Instituto Brasileiro de Demografia e Estatistica (IBGE). The surveyed population includes 190,8 million Brazilians living in all 27 states. According to the IBGE, there are more than 130,000 unique first names in this population.
get_gender returns a
tbl_df, tbl, data.frame with the following variables:
nome State's name.
uf State's abbreviation.
freq Total number of persons with the name provided.
populacao State's total population.
sexo Same as the
sexo argument provided.
prop Persons with the name and gender provided per 100,000 inhabitants.
Names with different spell (e.g., Ana and Anna, or Marcos and Markos) are considered different names. Additionally, only names with more than 20 occurrences, or more than 15 occurrences in a given state, are considered.
For more information on the IBGE's data, please check (in Portuguese): http://censo2010.ibge.gov.br/nomes/
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