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Population counts in small areas

I. Diamond

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0009
Population counts in small areas

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This chapter reviews data sources for small-area population counts and estimation methods in years when counts are not available. In countries where local population registers are available these provide the best source, and it is recommended that they be used, particularly when a register makes different levels of aggregation easy to assess. When population registers are not available, census data provide the best and most reliable source. In years when there is no census, then the standard approaches are regression models and component projections.

Keywords: population estimates; small-area studies; estimation methods; data sources; population register

Chapter.  4023 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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