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French Equivalent: Nombre d'enfants

Children ever born comprises information on the number of children born alive (lifetime fertility) and should include all children born alive (that is to say, excluding foetal deaths) during the lifetime of the woman concerned up to the census date.

The number recorded should include all live-born children, whether born in or out of marriage, whether born in the present or prior marriage, or in a de facto union, or whether living or dead at the time of the census.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.126.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics - Demographic indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, December 2, 2005