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[Some problems relating to the collection of demographic data in the population censuses taken in Latin America during the 1980s].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Notas de población
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
42
Pages
51–76
Identifiers
PMID: 12314804
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Methods of data collection in the 1980 census round in Latin America are described and evaluated. The authors first note that 16 out of 20 countries concerned have already carried out censuses in this decade. They describe how these censuses contain more data on fertility, mortality, and international migration than in the past. Problems involved in preparing reasonable estimates for such demographic variables are considered, including the preparation of questionnaires, census omissions, lack of response, and the use of sampling. (SUMMARY IN ENG)

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