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Human development index-like small area estimates for Africa computed from IPUMS-integrated census microdata
Permanyer, Iñaki (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Esteve, Albert (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
García Román, Joan (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
McCaa, Robert (University of Minnesota. Minnesota Population Center)

Fecha: 2015
Resumen: This paper analyzes 24 African census samples from 13 countries available via the African Integrated Census MicroData website to illustrate how microdata may be used to assess development and pinpoint basic human needs at local administrative levels over time. We calculate a Human Development Index-like measure for small administrative areas, where much of the responsibility lies for executing policies related to health, education and general well-being. The methodological proposals introduced in this paper are particularly pertinent for the case of Africa. While it is true that data for much of Africa is not appropriate for economic growth rates or per-capita income estimates, the analysis in this paper demonstrates that they are good enough for many other purposes. Indeed, a major aggravating problem that contributes to the “African statistical tragedy” is the lack of accessibility to existing census microdata. This paper aims to illustrate the usefulness of census microdata—which are vastly under-utilized in Africa—and hopefully contribute to make them more transparent and freely accessible.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/ERC-2014-STG-637768
Derechos: Tots els drets reservats
Lengua: Anglès.
Documento: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Materia: Human Development Index ; Census microdata ; Measurement ; Growth ; Inequality ; Africa
Publicado en: Journal of human development and capabilities, Vol. 16 Núm. 2 (2015) , p. 245-271, ISSN 1945-2837

DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2014.956300

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