United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1956

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The 1956 Demographic Yearbook is the 8th in the series published by the Statistical Office of the United Nations. To complete the presentation of results of population censuses carried out between 1945 and 1955, this-like the 1955 issue-is a census reference volume. However, in this issue, particular attention is paid to ethnic and economic characteristics of the population, whereas the 1955 Yearbook covered chiefly geographic distribution, statistics of detailed age, marital status, literacy and measures of fertility.

English, French


Technical notes on the statistical tables

The series presented in the Demographic Yearbook are those received by the Statistical Office of the United Nations from the statistical administrations or appropriate governmental offices of the geographic units or "countries" of the world, supplemented where necessary and feasible by data from national official publications. The statistics received from Governments are transmitted on questionnaires designed for the purpose, or by correspondence.


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