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IMPROVISED HOUSING UNITS

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French Equivalent: Unités d'habitation improvisées

Definition:
An improvised housing unit is an independent, makeshift shelter or structure, built of waste materials and without a predetermined plan for the purpose of habitation by one household, which is being used as living quarters at the time of the census.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.349.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003