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Coverage of Young Children in the Census: An International Comparative Perspective

  • William P. O’HareEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)

Abstract

Review of census results from several other countries show that a net undercount of young children is very common. Only one of the countries examined here did not have a net undercount for young children. Like the U.S., younger children experienced a higher net undercount that older children in most countries examined here. Unlike the U.S., where the net undercount rate for young children (age 0–4) is higher than any other age group, in most countries young adults are the age group with the highest net undercount rate.

Keywords

International Census coverage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.O’Hare Data and Demographic Services LLCEllicott CityUSA

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