Some Demographic Events and Characteristics Analysis
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This chapter is concerned with some of what have been designated as achieved characteristics of populations such as marital status, family and household formation, education and training and labour force participation. It discusses some of the issues related to marital status and its evolving nature and social acceptance. It presents examples of marriage and divorce measures. It discusses concepts and definitions of households and families, in their many forms, and gives examples of related measures. It proceeds to examine question of literacy, participation in education such as enrolment, retention and attainment, and gives examples of their measurement. Then, it deals with concepts and definitions of participation in the labour force, employment and unemployment and their measurement, including job creation, labour force growth, hirings and separations. Relevant measurements are considered and examples given. In addition, the classification of occupations and the industry of employment are also discussed.
KeywordsLabour Force Labour Force Participation Rate Marriage Rate Enrolment Ratio Headship Rate
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