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¿Cuántos somos?. Una excursión por las estadísticas demográficas del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
[How many are we? The Demographic Statistics of the Spanish national Statistics Institute (INE)]

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  • Goerlich, Francisco José

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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).

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  • Goerlich, Francisco José, 2007. "¿Cuántos somos?. Una excursión por las estadísticas demográficas del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
    [How many are we? The Demographic Statistics of the Spanish national Statistics Institut
    ," MPRA Paper 17583, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17583
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    1. Goerlich, Francisco José & Mas, Matilde, 2008. "Sobre el tamaño de las ciudades en España. Dos reflexiones y una regularidad empírica," MPRA Paper 15798, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2008.
    2. Franch Auladell, Xavier & Marti-Henneberg, Jordi & Puig-Farré, Josep, 2013. "A spatial analysis of patterns of growth and concentration of population based on homogeneous population censuses: Spain (1877-2001)," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 25, pages 43-65.

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    Population; census; demographic statistics;

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    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General

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