Evaluation of Brazil’s Population Census Coverage and Quality through Demographic Analysis

Gabriel Borges, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) and University of California, Berkeley

There are several types of errors in the census information, which can affect population by age and sex differently. This paper aims to present an indirect evaluation of Brazil’s 2000 and 2010 Population Censuses in order to achieve the main purposes of an evaluation, especially adjusting the base population used as the starting point of projections and estimates. The results show important undercoverage between children and young adults, especially men.

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Presented in Poster Session 2: Data and Methods/Applied Demography/ Spatial Demography/ Demography of Crime