Indexes in demographic statistics: a methodology using nonstandard information for solving critical problems

Ene-Margit Tiit, Mare Vähi


A new methodology for solving different problems in population statistics (estimating under- and overcoverage of census, determining the population size and residency of persons, finding the partners and placing persons into living rooms) is presented. In all cases, so-called signs of life, demonstrating the activity of persons in different registers are taken as arguments or explanatory variables for models. The weights of models are calculated using training data, when the models are in use sequentially; then every year the weights are recalculated using the data of the previous year.


residency; population size; registers; partnership; family type

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ISSN 1406-0140 (print)
ISSN 1736-7646 (online)
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