DSS 203: Sources and Nature of Social and Economic Statistics l

Introduction, Sources of data. Concept of Social Statistics, general characteristics of social statistics in Less Developing Countries. Difference between social and economic statistics. Sources of social and economic statistics: Published national, published international sources, unpublished sources. Population statistics: – national and international. Uses of census data, uses of sample surveys, uses of population registers, uses of hot-traditional sources of population statistics. Health Statistics: Types of Health data, health problems data, uses and limitations of health statistics. Educational Statistics: Sources, coverage, uses and limitations of educational data. Major producers of statistics.