Demographic data available in Africa and planning requirements
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Demographic statistics are the basis for the calculation of the present and future needs of the population They are essential for the consumption projections in goods and in services. Planning in the realm of education.and health calls for data such as age distribution and the birth and death rates. As often as not, the fixing of produc tion targets requires knowledge about the size of the labour force and its occupational structure.