BSPS day meeting on ‘usual residence’ and alternative population bases


  • 24 October 2014
  • LSE, London, UK
  • Organiser: British Society for Population Studies
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  • Phone: 020 7955 7666
  • Event Details

This forthcoming meeting will be held at LSE on Friday 24 October, 10.30am-5.00pm. The main question to be addressed is: ‘Is the concept of ‘usual residence’ reaching its sell-by date?’ Now that the Government has confirmed that a further Population Census will take place in 2021, it is an opportune time to consider how far the use of alternative population bases should be expanded at the expense of statistics based on usual residence.

The meeting is proposed primarily as a scoping exercise. Speakers will introduce the issues, present the results of work on the 2011 census data on alternative population bases and report on the latest thinking at the UN for the 2020 round of censuses. The meeting also provides a forum for representatives of a variety of sectors to express their views on the relative value of the alternatives in the light of societal change. Already on board are Richard Potter, ONS, Ian White, Ludi Simpson and Tony Champion.

An afternoon session has been allocated for any others to provide evidence and views on the relative importance of the various population bases in their operations.

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