Pre-censal estimates help in proper planning for the execution of a census. After the end of a destabilizing war, these pre-censal estimates cannot be easily obtained. The paper proposes how pre-censal estimates can be obtained in the aftermath of a war using indirect estimation techniques. This involves the estimation of probabilities of mortality and of emigration obtained from survival models and multiple decrement life tables.
Bah, Sulaiman M. and Mahibur-Rahman, Mohammed
"Indirect Estimation of Pre-Census Baseline In the Aftermath of a War,"
PSC Discussion Papers Series:
4, Article 1.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/pscpapers/vol12/iss4/1