New PDF release: Developing the Occupied Territories: Overview

By World Bank

ISBN-10: 0821326880

ISBN-13: 9780821326886

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One possible reason advanced for the underestimation is that the base figure from the 1967 census might be flawed; the census, conducted only three months after the occupation, was conducted under a military curfew using Israeli enumerators. Another possible reason cited for the underestimation is that both births and infant deaths are underreported. While the CBS corrects for the underreporting of infant deaths, it does not carry out a similar correction for the underreporting of births. The CBS argues that the 1967 Census achieved exceptionally high coverage because the curfew that was in force confined people to their homes.

Where appropriate, the report has been revised to incorporate the comments received by the mission during the July discussions. Funding for this work was provided as grants by the European Community, Sweden and the US; their financial support is gratefully acknowledged. The Occupied TerritoriesA Brief Profile The Occupied Territories (OT) consist of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Together with what are now Israel and Jordan, the OT were among the areas ruled by the Ottoman Empire prior to 1917.

First, some adjustment would be necessary to the extent that official estimates of the population may be underestimated. More important in quantitative terms, comparisons at official exchange rates often fail to reflect relative incomes in terms of real purchasing power because of differences in the prices of goods and services across countries. , wages and land rents are lower) and, consequently, the non-traded goods are cheaper. The International Comparisons Project attempts to adjust for this by directly comparing the prices of goods in different countries.

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