The Dutch Censuses of 1960, 1971 and 2001 Delivering open use records in the IPUMS venture.


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The Dutch Censuses of 1960, 1971 and 2001 Creating open use records in the IPUMS venture. Wijnand Advokaat Insights Netherlands Division Social and Spatial Measurements WADT@CBS.NL Presentation in July 2005. Substance. Presentation Insights Netherlands History of the Dutch Enumeration
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The Dutch Censuses of 1960, 1971 and 2001 Producing open utilization documents in the IPUMS venture Wijnand Advokaat Statistics Netherlands Division Social and Spatial Statistics WADT@CBS.NL Presentation in July 2005

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Contents Introduction Statistics Netherlands History of the Dutch Census Introduction Virtual Census of 2001 Combining information sources: small scale linkage Combining sources: smaller scale joining Preliminary work Harmonization More data about the Dutch Censuses Conclusions

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Introduction Statistics Netherlands (1) The Central Statistical Office (CBS) (no local workplaces) Statistics Netherlands needs to order and distribute undisputed, reasonable forward measurable data that is applicable for practice, arrangement and research More about Statistics Netherlands: exists subsequent to 1899 since 3 January 2004 semi-free association (still government financing) more than 2000 representatives two structures (Voorburg in the West and Heerlen in the South)

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Introduction Statistics Netherlands (2) Central Commission for Statistics (CCS) Independent body to evaluate and settle on our work program No immediate impact by the administration Members of the CCS: Employer associations Trade Unions Universities and other exploration establishments Members of parliament Ministries

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Introduction Statistics Netherlands (3) Statistics Netherlands’ association: Executive board and focal offices (300 workers) Division of Business Statistics (740 representatives) Division of Social and Spatial Statistics (450 workers) Division of Macro-monetary Statistics and Dissemination (440 workers) Division of Technology and Methodology (380 representatives) More data about Statistics Netherlands: Our English site: http://www.cbs.nl/en/StatLine: join on the landing page

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History of the Dutch Census TRADITIONAL CENSUS Ministry of Home Affairs: 1829, 1839, 1849, 1859, 1869, 1879 and 1889 Statistics Netherlands: 1899, 1909, 1920, 1930, 1947, 1960 and 1971 Unwillingness (non-reaction) and lessening costs  not any more Traditional Censuses ALTERNATIVE: VIRTUAL CENSUS 1981 and 1991: Population Register and studies advancement 90’s: more registers → 2001: incorporated arrangement of registers and studies, SSD

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Introduction Virtual Census of 2001 Why a Census? Factual data for examination and strategy purposes What sort of data? Size of (sub)population(s) Demographic and financial attributes, at national and provincial level Gentlemen’s assention Eurostat: co-ordinator of EU, increase and EFTA nations in the 2001 Census Round Census Table Program, at regular intervals

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Combining sources: miniaturized scale Linkage key: Registers Social security and Fiscal number (SoFi), one of a kind Surveys Sex, date of conception, location (postal code and house number) Linkage key supplanted by RIN-individual Linkage methodology Optimizing number of matches Minimizing number of jumbles and missed matches

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Combining sources: smaller scale incorporation Collecting information from a few sources  more far reaching and reasonable data on parts of person’s life Compare sources - scope - clashing data (unwavering quality of sources) Integration rules - checks - alterations - ascriptions Optimal utilization of data  quality enhances Example: work period versus advantage period

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Preliminary work Census Program definitions: not generally clear and unambiguous, e.g. financial movement Priority rules (attributes of) fundamental occupation (most noteworthy pay) representative or superintendent work or (in part) unemployed employment or going to instruction employment or resigned occupied with family obligations or resigned age confinements One percent tests for every one of the three years Weighting to populace aggregates Protecting as indicated by tenets for open utilization records

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Harmonization For 1960 and 1971 the same variables concerning 2001 if not accessible: built in light of existing variables in Census information International characterizations ISIC/NACE ISCO-COM ISCED Variables not universally fit same grouping and need standards concerning 2001

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More data about the Dutch Censuses 1960: http://www.volkstelling.nl/nl/documentatie/1960/1971: http://www.volkstelling.nl/nl/documentatie/1971/2001 tables: http://www.cbs.nl/en/distributions/articles/general/enumeration 2001/evaluation 2001.htm 2001 book: http://www.cbs.nl/en/productions/late/registration 2001/b-57-2001.htm

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Conclusions The Dutch Virtual Census of 2001 was fruitful Pro’s: moderately shoddy (expense per tenant) and fast Con’s: distribution of little subpopulations here and there troublesome or even incomprehensible as a result of restricted data Microdata for a long time (1960, 1971 and 2001) now prepared for exploratio

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