Economic characteristics in a population census

The objective of this Working Paper is to discuss in detail what questions to ask on each of the nine economic topics included in the revised UN Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.


The objective of this Working Paper is to discuss in detail what questions to ask on each of the nine
economic topics included in the revised UN Principles and Recommendations for Population and
Housing Censuses (ST/ESA/STAT/SER. M/67/Rev.), referred to as WR below. Following a
discussion of a first draft by a meeting of experts in May 1998 this text was prepared to serve as part 2
of an UN/ILO publication: Guide for the collection of economic characteristics. Part III of
Handbook of population and housing censuses. Studies in Methods. Series F, No. 54.