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ADMINISTRATIVE DATA COLLECTION

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Definition:
Administrative data collection is the set of activities involved in the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of statistical data from one or more administrative sources.

The equivalent of a survey but with the source of data being administrative records rather than direct contact with respondents.

Context:
In this context, the administrative source is the register of units and data associated with an administrative regulation (or group of regulations), viewed as a source of statistical data.

Source Publication:
OECD, IMF, ILO, Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, "Measuring the Non-Observed Economy: A Handbook", Annex 2, Glossary, Paris, 2002.

Cross References:
Administrative data
Administrative source
Data source, types of

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/9/20/1963116.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, December 15, 2005