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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.

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Editing in censuses and surveys

Before the advent of computers, most census operations hired large numbers of semi-skilled clerks to edit individual forms. However, owing to the complexity of the relationships between even a small number of items, simple checks could not begin to cover all of the likely inconsistencies in the data. Different clerks would interpret the rules in different ways, and even the same clerk could be inconsistent.

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