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21 February 2008

Seminar on New Directions in Social Statistics

United Nations, New York,
Friday, 22 February 2008, Conference Room 4

9:30 am -1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organising a one-day seminar on New Directions in Social Statistics. The seminar will be held on Friday, 22 February 2008, preceding the 39th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission.

Social Statistics is an important domain in official statistics. They are often used to monitor social changes or to evaluate and advise social policies, and help measure relationships across different social dimensions. Social statistics cover a large number of topics, and each of these topics is important in its own right. However, partly because of the richness of the subject matters and the breadth in its coverage, development in different aspects of social statistics has been uneven.

This seminar will reflect on the development and challenges of social statistics. This will be an opportunity for many chief statisticians to share experiences on developing a programme of work on social statistics and the challenges they face in measuring critical social issues. The seminar will conclude by examining the possibilities of developing a social statistics framework to guide coherent measurement.

Grace Bediako, Government Statistician, Ghana Statistical Service Panel onMeasuring Critical Social Issues Experiences and Challenges (Ghana)
Michel Glaude, Director Social statistics and information Society, EUROSTAT A Strategy for the development of Social Statistics in the European Statistical System
  Measuring Critical Social Issues: The European experience
Rusman Heriawan, Chief Statistician, BPS-Statistics
Wynandin Imawan, Director, Social Resilience Statistics Division, BPS-Statistics Indonesia
Provision of Macro and Micro Data for Anti-poverty Program in Indonesia: Challenges and Responses
Linda Laura Sabbadini, Istat Central Director Official statistics face to the new challenge of gender statistics
Susan Linacre, Deputy Australian Statistician Social Statistics Group Statistics for Informed Decision Making
Srdjan Mrkić, Chief, Social and Housing Statistics Section United Nations Statistics Division Time Use Statistics in the Context of Social Statistics
Gerry O’Hanlon, Central Statistics Office, Ireland Reflection on Development of Social Statistics
Victoria Velkoff, U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates in the United States