FEB. 26, 2019 — Leading up to the 2020 round of censuses, the U.S. Census Bureau has been releasing a series of technical notes on Select Topics in International Censuses. Each note highlights a new subject, method or operation relevant to census planners in middle- to low-income countries. These notes complement the U.N. Principles and Recommendations on Population and Housing Censuses by describing certain topics in more detail. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Select Topics in International Censuses series is designed for staff in national statistical offices to assist them in addressing some of the significant issues in the 2020 round of censuses.
The following new technical notes are now available.
A census can provide valuable information on fertility, particularly in countries where birth registration is incomplete. This technical note provides guidance on recommended questions to ask in a census and common methods to estimate fertility.
Quality data on internal and international migration are fundamental to prepare accurate population estimates for planning purposes, to allocate resources, and to determine migration policies. This technical note summarizes the recommendations from the international community on measuring migration in a census.
As countries transition from paper to tablet-based e-censuses, activities and milestones on the census calendar change. Development of an integrated data collection system is the central task for planning and management of an e-census. This technical note explores these changes and provides guidance for countries planning to transition.
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