Volume 60 - Number 4 - Winter 1994

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

60:40832 Chamie, Joseph. Population databases in development analysis. Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 44, No. 1, Jun 1994. 131-46 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
"The present paper focuses on databases that deal with three, relatively important population variables: population size, life expectancy at birth and infant mortality." The author examines both the production of databases and factors affecting their use, including political factors, issues of comparability, data quality, and completeness of coverage.
Correspondence: J. Chamie, UN Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPIA).


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