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The Household Registration System: computer software for the rapid dissemination of demographic surveillance systems.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Phillips, JF; Macleod, BB; Pence, B
Published in: Demogr Res
June 27, 2000

Although longitudinal experimental community health research is crucial to testing hypotheses about the demographic impact of health technologies, longitudinal demographic research field stations are rare, owing to the complexity and high cost of developing requisite computer software systems. This paper describes the Household Registration System (HRS), a software package that has been used for the rapid development of eleven surveillance systems in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Features of the HRS automate software generation for a family surveillance applications, obviating the need for new and complex computer software systems for each new longitudinal demographic study.

Published In

Demogr Res

ISSN

1435-9871

Publication Date

June 27, 2000

Volume

2

Start / End Page

[40] / p.

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Software
  • Research
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population
  • Family Characteristics
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Electronic Data Processing
  • Developing Countries
  • Demography
  • Demography
 

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Published In

Demogr Res

ISSN

1435-9871

Publication Date

June 27, 2000

Volume

2

Start / End Page

[40] / p.

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Software
  • Research
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population
  • Family Characteristics
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Electronic Data Processing
  • Developing Countries
  • Demography
  • Demography