United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1971

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The 1971 Demographic Yearbook is the twenty-third in the series of compendia of demographic statistics issued by the Statistical Office of the United Nations since 1948. In accordance with a cyclical rotation plan of publication, a different field of demographic statistics receives intensive treatment each year. The present issue features results of population censuses taken during the period 1962-1971, up-dating the census results for 1955-1964 which were presented in the 1962, 1963 and 1964 issues.

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United Nations recommendations on topics to be investigated in a population census compared with country practice in national censuses taken 1965 - 1971

Beginning with this issue of the Demographic Yearbook, the results of population censuses taken in the "1970 decade" (i.e. between 1965 and 1974), are being published. It is anticipated that the next two and possibly the next three, issues of the Demographic Yearbook will also be devoted to this project. It seems of interest, therefore, to present here the recommendations made by the United Nations as to the topics which should be investigated in a population census, together with a preliminary indication of the extent to which countries appear to have followed these recommendations.


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