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.




The United Nations has, over the years, issued a series of handbooks and technical reports intended to assist countries in planning and carrying out improved and costeffective population and housing censuses. These handbooks and reports have been reviewed from time to time and repeated to reflect new developments and emerging issues in census-taking. The present publication is part of a series of handbooks that have been developed to assist countries in preparing for the 2000 and future rounds of censuses. The other handbooks in the series include


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