Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, No. 12 cover

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SD/2009/15

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Publication Subject: Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Inclusive development, Statistics

Initiatives: Civil registration  &  vital statistics

SDGs: Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords: Arab countries, Divorce statistics, Fertility, Marriage statistics, Mortality statistics, Population, Statistical data, Vital statistics

Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, No. 12

February 2009

This issue disseminates population census data and comparable national data on registered vital events (births, deaths, marriages and divorces) in the ESCWA region, with complementary analysis. To optimize accuracy, data have been checked for consistency against national, regional and international sources and for comparability purposes, rates have been computed using the World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision prepared by the United Nations Population Division. The production and dissemination of reliable vital statistics being central to optimal planning, this publication aims to encourage ESCWA member countries in such activities, with a view to strengthening civil registration systems across the region. It contains an assessment of data availability for key indicators in the region and provides technical notes on the method used for calculating those indicators, with the aim of supporting member countries in the production of statistics and indicators that conform to international standards and definitions.

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