Volume 15 - Article 11 | Pages 329-346

An evaluation of the one percent clustered sample of the 1990 Census of China

By William Lavely, William M. Mason

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Date received:15 Nov 2004
Date published:02 Nov 2006
Word count:2966
Keywords:1990 Census, China, evaluation, sample data
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2006.15.11
 

Abstract

We describe and evaluate a one percent clustered sample of the 1990 Census of China, the largest publicly-available micro sample of any Chinese census, using direct inspection as well as comparisons with published data drawn from the complete enumeration. In the absence of official documentation, we elucidate the basis of the clustering; detect duplicate cases; report corrected totals; and make comparisons between the sample data and tabulations based on the complete enumeration at the province and county levels. Although the sample contains several anomalies, we conclude that it is broadly serviceable.

Author's Affiliation

William Lavely - University of Washington, United States of America [Email]
William M. Mason - University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America [Email]

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