Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses

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This Handbook reflects current practices in census management and provides concrete examples of census processes used in developed and developing countries. It presents an extensive coverage of techniques that can be used for quality assurance in every phase of the census cycle. The publication provides guidance on how to develop a structure able to effectively manage the census planning and operational processes; to plan all the processes that need to be considered in establishing a census; and to design control and monitoring processes. It is an ideal reference document on management aspects of conducting a population and housing census for national statistical offices, census and survey statisticians, social scientists and demographers, and international organizations involved in population activities.



Structure edits

Structure edits check coverage and determine how the various records fit together. These structure edits must assure that (a) all households and collective quarters records within an enumeration area are present and are in the proper order; (b) all occupied housing units have person records, but vacant units have no person records; (c) households must have neither duplicate person records, nor missing person records; and (d) enumeration areas must have neither duplicate nor missing housing records. Hence, the structure edits check to make sure that the questionnaires in general are complete.


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