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Posted - 27/05/2005 : 05:05:04 Relationship between the traditional approach and the alternative approach
Paragraph 1.1 - 1.10: We consider that definition and basic four features of the population and housing censuses are still essential. There are still many countries conducting censuses by the traditional method which conform best to these features, and these are still reliable and effective. Thus, we propose that traditional method should continue to be the principles of the censuses in 2010 round. Regarding the alternative approaches emerging recent years, there are still many critical issues to be discussed on advantages and disadvantages. So, we propose that it is not appropriate to change the definition and basic features of the population and housing censuses dramatically.
Proposal for a new section to be added: On the other hand, it is the case that some countries adapt an alternative approach under their circumstances. So, we propose to include the following statement properly: When a country inevitably takes an alternative approach, it should be fully considered that the necessity conditions which are prerequisite for adapting an alternative approach, effects on the accuracy of the results and compatibility with data needs. Appropriate place for this section is, for example, after part C of the gV Use of sampling in population and housing censusesh.
TAKAMI, Akira (Mr) Statistics Bureau of Japan
2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses