Lexicon – List of keywords/expressions and their alternates

August 27, 2010

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topic: household structurelone mother instead of single motherlone father instead of single fatherlone parentsone person householdstatutory and customary laws working poor or in-work poorsole earner [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

Review and comments about IHME 2010 paper in Lancet by Rajaratnam, J.K. et al. (2010). Neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality for 187 countries, 1970—2010: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4.

June 5, 2010

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Rajaratnam, J.K. et al. (2010). Neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality for 187 countries, 1970—2010: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4. The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9730, Pages 1988 – 2008, 5 June 2010. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60703-9 - many problems with this paper – sequel to another 2007 IHME brute-force loess paper with […]

Software for multiregional/multistate population projections

May 7, 2010

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Question: What MS-Windows software is freely available to create multiregional/multistate population projections?: —- Answer #1. IIASA – PDE Population Projections is a tool for multisector population-development-environment (PDE) analysis and can also be used for simple or multistate projections of several interacting groups or states. The states can all be defined by the user. These states […]

The demographic situation in the Arab world

April 19, 2010

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I was recently contacted by Worldfocus Radio (thirteen.org) for a series of Q&A related to the demographic situation in the Arab world as a follow-up to the Worldfocus Radio program broadcasted on 12 March 2010 on the subject (Worldfocus Radio: Demographics of the Arab World). The Q&A was posted on 23 March 2010 on the […]

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2010 CPD Press Releases

April 19, 2010

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United Nations Economic and Social Council, Department of Public Information Press Releases (not official records) on the Commission on Population and Development, Forty-third Session: 3 April 2009 (Press Release POP/975): 1st Meeting COMMISSION ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONCLUDES SESSION BY ADOPTING GUIDELINE FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTION OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS. Members Elect New Bureau for Forty-Third […]

About the 2010 CPD

April 18, 2010

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The Population Commission, renamed the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) since 1994, is held every year in Feb-March in NY/UNHQ. The 43rd session focused on Health, morbidity, mortality and development, and happened last week (12-16 April 2010). For the first time since I work for the UN, I was involved this year in the […]

Freedom of expression

April 18, 2010

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“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948, Article 19.

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