United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1988

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The Demographic Yearbook is a comprehensive collection of international demographic statistics, prepared by the Statistical Office of the United Nations. The Demographic Yearbook 1988, which features the results of population censuses as the special subject, is the fortieth in a series published by the United Nations. Many previous issues have included an article considered to be of particular interest to the users of the Demographic Yearbook. In this issue of the Yearbook, the special article is entitled "Dates on National Population and/or Housing Censuses taken during the decades 1975-1984 and 1985-1994".

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Technical notes on the statistical tables

These Technical Notes are designed to give the reader relevant information for using the statistical tables. Information pertaining to the Yearbook in general is presented in sections dealing with various geographical aspects and population and vital statistics data. The following section which refers to individual tables includes a description of the variables, remarks on the reliability of the data, limitations, coverage and information on the presentation of earlier data. When appropriate, details on computation of rates, ratios or percentages are presented.

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