Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses

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This Handbook reflects current practices in census management and provides concrete examples of census processes used in developed and developing countries. It presents an extensive coverage of techniques that can be used for quality assurance in every phase of the census cycle. The publication provides guidance on how to develop a structure able to effectively manage the census planning and operational processes; to plan all the processes that need to be considered in establishing a census; and to design control and monitoring processes. It is an ideal reference document on management aspects of conducting a population and housing census for national statistical offices, census and survey statisticians, social scientists and demographers, and international organizations involved in population activities.



Computer editing packages

With the availability of relatively inexpensive microcomputers, countries should be able to edit census and survey data thoroughly as well as in a timely manner. Until recently, each country had to write its own editing program, an undertaking requiring expensive debugging and processing time. With the advent of standard computer editing packages, however, the fulfilment of a country’s editing needs may now be greatly facilitated, and with less data processing expertise.


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