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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Preparations for coding occupation and industry

Chapter X explores the various strategies and preparations that are necessary to ensure effective and reliable coding of industry and occupation responses, and also considers the costs and advantages of the different alternatives. It outlines the objectives and main strategic choices to be made and presents the main organizational factors determining the effectiveness and success of the coding and processing tasks. The chapter describes the development of the major tools, the coding indices and how to use them effectively.

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