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Data dissemination for the population census

Hakim, Catherine (1984) Data dissemination for the population census. Social Science Information Studies, 4 (4). pp. 273-282. ISSN 0143-6236

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Identification Number: 10.1016/0143-6236(84)90003-6


Recent developments in the data-dissemination system for census of population statistics are reviewed, with particular reference to Great Britain. Key issues discussed include: the expansion of census output and the need for summaries of census results; the significance of consultation with census users; the development and functions of guides for census users; the emergence of data-dissemination centres and archives offering new services; the functions of area typologies as a new type of census by-product; the demand for Public Use Samples and the problem of confidentiality; and the emergence of large-scale surveys as alternatives to the census. The review concludes with a re-assessment of the traditional role of the library, and of census users themselves, in the data-dissemination process.

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Additional Information: © 1984 Elsevier Science
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2009 11:09
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 10:55

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