DSS 301: Demographic Data Evaluation I

Errors in demographic data: Simple methods of appraising demographic data – digit preference and, age-sex ratios, age-sex accuracy index, Whipples, Myers, United Nations indices etc. Adjustment of errors in demographic data: adjustment of census totals for under- or over enumeration, adjustment of age data e.g. Newton’s formula and the United Nations Smoothing Formula. Standardization techniques: direct and indirect.