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¿Cuántos Somos? Una Excursión Por Las Estadísticas Demográficas Del Instituto Nacional De Estadística (Ine)

  • Francisco José Goerlich Gisbert

    (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas)

This paper draws attention to the internal consistency of the demographic statistics frequently used in applied work, population stocks and flows of births, deaths and net migration. We illustrate some inconsistencies found in these statistics provided by the Spanish central statistical office, INE (Instituto Nacional de Estadística). This puts a spot of scepticism in our demographic statistics. Population statistics are vital for any country. If we are not able to know ¿how many are we?¿, we cannot know ¿how much we produce¿. We try to be constructive, in the sense of trying to improve our statistical data bases, in fact this work has been possible thanks to the generosity of the INE, who offers freely to the general public a vast amount of statistical information through his web (http://www.ine.es). Este trabajo presenta una reflexión en torno a la consistencia de las estadísticas demográficas que con más frecuencia se utilizan en la práctica, stocks de población y flujos de nacimientos, defunciones y saldos migratorios. Se ilustran numerosas inconsistencias, lo que hace dudar de la fiabilidad de algunas de estas estadísticas. Las estadísticas de población son básicas en cualquier país, ya sea moderno o en vías de desarrollo. Si no sabemos ¿cuantos somos¿, difícilmente sabremos ¿cuanto producimos¿. Los ejemplos se centran en un único proveedor de estadísticas, el Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), y deben enmarcarse en un espíritu constructivo de mejora de nuestra base estadística, es más muchas de las inconsistencias mostradas han podido ser detectadas gracias a la generosa actitud de este organismo, que pone a disposición de los usuarios un volumen de información ingente de forma gratuita.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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