The Organization of Quantitative Data in Brazil

  • Luis Carlos
  • A. C. Olinto
  • Isaac Kerstenetzky
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


The efforts made in Brazil for the production of quantitative data for economic and social research are described as a case study on developing countries. A description of the current computer-based organization that is given to data collected in censuses and surveys is presented, together with the packages being developed for access to the organized information.


Income Distribution Housing Unit Final Demand Segmented Structure Brazilian Economy 
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    IBGE—Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica.Google Scholar
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    Figure 4.3 shows a simplified version of the segmentation of this document. The actual structure contains 33 segments and 6 levels of hierarchy.Google Scholar
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    See footnote 2, p. 85.Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Carlos
    • 1
  • A. C. Olinto
    • 1
  • Isaac Kerstenetzky
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia E EstatisticaRio de JaneiroBrazil

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