Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Limitations of Vital Registration System in Pakistan against Sample Population Estimation Project: A Case Study of Rawalpindi

The study of population dynamics in a country is based primarily on the knowledge of the rates of occurrence of two natural vital events of births and deaths in relation to the population size. A continuous appraisal of population necessitates availability of reliable birth and death data for understanding the factors influencing population growth and also for making projections for future on the basis of the prevalent and anticipated vital rates for use in drawing up future social and economic plans in accordance with the realistic requirements of the population. Measurements of fertility, mortality and population size are also required in planning and evaluation of health programmes and in assessing effectiveness of the population planning programme.

Mohammad Afzal, Tauheed Azhar

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