Demographic and Social Statistics


United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of the Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing
  • New York, United States of America
  • 16 - 18 January 2019

The workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)


The main objective of the Expert Group meeting is to review the revised Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing and to provide further guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on contemporary census data editing methods and information on various approaches to census data editing. Specifically, the meeting aims to: (i) review the revised Handbook to ensure that it provides relevant guidance on editing procedures and processes for traditional census editing (editing after data collection) as well as for real-time editing (editing during data collection where tablet computers and the Internet are used) based on good country practices; (ii) align the revised Handbook with contemporary census practices, including the use of electronic data collection technologies; (iii) align the revised Handbook with the standards and methods contained in the recently revised Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses and Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses.

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