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TARGET POPULATION

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Definition:
The set of elements about which information is wanted and estimates are required. Practical considerations may dictate that some units are excluded (e.g., institutionalized individuals, the homeless, or those that are not possible to access without incurring excessive cost).

Source Publication:
Statistics Canada, "Statistics Canada Quality Guidelines", 4th edition.

Cross References:
Cut-off threshold
Population (target, survey)
Under-coverage

Hyperlink:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-539-x/12-539-x2003001-eng.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013