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Measuring the Economically Active in Population Censuses

A Handbook

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The Handbook provides guidance on the measurement of economic characteristics in population censuses, based on relevant experiences of countries, with a particular focus on the questions used and the requirements for processing of responses. The Handbook is intended to provide census planners with a variety of approaches to assess the questions and methods of collecting economic characteristics used in their national census, as they evaluate the performance in the past decade and plan for the 2010 round of censuses (2005-2014). Users of census results may also find the present text useful when evaluating the quality of census results.

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The development and use of coding indices

The present chapter is based mainly on experience from English-speaking industrialized countries, as the limited documentation readily available on the development and use of coding indices and coding procedures has originated mainly in such countries. It is difficult to assess the extent to which the documented experience is transferable to other languages and cultures. While that caveat should be kept in mind when reading the following text, the experience from those English-speaking countries may provide a good starting point for work and experiments in other languages.

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