Evaluation of the age-sex reporting in recent censuses in some UNESCWA countries - ESCWA

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Evaluation of the age-sex reporting in recent censuses in some UNESCWA countries

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.5


Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Statistics

Initiatives: Population & Housing Censuses

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Social statistics, Demography, Censuses, Age-sex distribution

Evaluation of the age-sex reporting in recent censuses in some UNESCWA countries

May 2021

The report examines the quality of data related to age and sex collected in recent censuses in the ESCWA region, to show the pattern of these data, determine their consistency, and identify weaknesses that could undermine their statistical value for Governments and development planning. The report deals with reliability of census data, which aims to enhance confidence in population-based estimates for current and future measures of demographic change; and contribute to the optimal use of resources and enable more effective planning. Although the report does not address the comprehensive coverage of censuses, it analyses inconsistencies and gaps that may help explain some of the under-enumerations in censuses.

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