United Nations (1971). Methods of projecting the economically active population (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.70.XIII. 2).
- Preface and table of contents (199 KB)
- Introduction (39 KB)
- Chapter I. General (327 KB)
- Chapter II. Methods of projecting activity rates (1481 KB)
- Chapter III. Other associated estimates (560 KB)
- Chapter IV. General (611 KB)
- Chapter V. Methods of projecting labour demand (2968 KB)
- Chapter VI. Ancillary estimates (468 KB)
- Chapter VII. Comparison of labour supply and demand (270 KB)
- Annexes (648 KB)
- Download the report (zipped file)
This Manual is an aid to demographers and economists to analyze levels and past trends of labour supply and demand and prepare projections for 5-10-year period. Projection techniques include extrapolations of past trends and more complex methods which take into account major factors affecting labour supply and demand. The applicability, advantages and drawbacks of each method are described with particular attention to data availability issues in developing countries. Manual V is related to other Manuals in this cluster, as well as to selected Manuals of the cluster Demographic estimation and Demographic models.