Counting the People: Constraining Census Costs and Assessing Alternative Approaches

Population and Development Strategies #7

No. of pages: 136

Publication Date: 2003

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

The papers in this report are based on an edited selection of presentations made at two meetings on population censuses. The first was the UNFPA/PARIS21 International Expert Group Meeting on Mechanisms for Ensuring Continuity of 10-Year Population Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Census Costs held in Pretoria on 26-29 November 2001 and the second meeting was a UNFPA In-House Capacity Building Workshop on Population Censuses: New Directions and Cost Saving Strategies held in Princeton, New Jersey on 21-23 October 2002.

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