Demographic Yearbook (Ser. R)

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2412-0006 (online)
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The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. Data have been collected from national statistical authorities since 1948 through a set of questionnaires dispatched annually by the United Nations Statistics Division to over 230 national statistical offices. The Demographic Yearbook disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Demographic Yearbook special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language, among others.
United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1956

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31 Dec 1957
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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.
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  • Special topics of the Demographic Yearbook series: 1948 - 1956
  • Foreword
  • Avant-propos
  • The world demographic situation
    It is of interest to everyone concerned with problems which depend upon population numbers to observe how the use of demographic statistics as primary data for the establishment of governmental policies is expanding throughout the world. Whether the governments aim at maintaining a high rate of employment, producing an acceleration of economic growth, or achieving certain social goals, the tendency is to resort to the use of statistics—rather than to limited personal experiences—as a basis for decisions.
  • 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.
  • Situation démographique mondiale
    Quiconque s'occupe de problèmes que mettent en jeu des chiffres de population observera avec intérêt le rôle grandissant que les statistiques démographiques jouent, en tant que données de base, dans l'élaboration de la politique de tous les pays du monde. Les gouvernements, qu'ils cherchent à maintenir un niveau d'emploi élevé, à hâter le développement économique ou à atteindre certains objectifs sociaux, ont tendance à fonder leurs décisions sur les statistiques-plutôt que sur l'expérience limitée des individus.
  • Notes techniques sur les tableaux statistiques
    Les séries présentées dans l'Annuaire démographique sont celles que communiquent au Bureau de statistique des Nations Unies les services officiels de statistique ou autres organismes compétents des divers pays et territoires du monde; si nécessaire, elles sont complétées, dans la mesure du possible, par des données empruntées aux publications officielles. Les statistiques sont recueillies auprès des gouvernements au moyen de questionnaires spéciaux ou par échange de lettres.
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