Linking censuses through time: problems and solutions

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This paper reviews the difficulties encountered when attempting to study social change by comparing data from successive censuses, and describes a system designed to provide integrated online access to data from the 1971, 1981 and 1991 Censuses in Great Britain at

Keywords: Britain; census; change; correction; population; undercount

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography, University of Southampton 2: School of Geography, University of Leeds 3: Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, The University of Edinburgh Medical School

Publication date: March 1, 2002

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