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Course Detail

Course Name Official Statistics
Course Code 23DLS638
Credits 3


Course outcomes

CO1: Understand the Indian statistical system.
CO2: Understand the CSO, NSSO and RGO.
CO3: Understand evaluation of performance of family welfare programmes and Statistics related to Industries.
CO4: To gain knowledge economic development.

Introduction to Indian Statistical systems- Role, function and activities of Central Statistical organization and State Agencies. Role of National Sample Survey Organization. General and special data dissemination systems. Scope and Contents of population census of India. statistics, their reliability and limitations. Role of Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation (MoSPI), Central Statistical Office (CSO), National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Registered General Office and National Statistical Commission.
Population growth in developed and developing countries, Evaluation of performance of family welfare programmes. Statistics related to Industries, foreign trade, balance of payment, cost of living, inflation, educational and other social statistics.
Economic development: Growth in per capita income and distributive justice indices of development, human development index. National income estimation- Product approach,income approach and expenditure approach. Measuring inequality in income: Gini Coefficient, Theil’s measure; Poverty measurements: Different issues, measures of incidence and intensity; Combined Measures: Indices due to Kakwani, Sen etc.

Text Books

  1. Guide to Official Statistics (CSO) 1999.
  2. Principles and Accommodation of National Population Census, UNEDCO
  3. CSO (1989)a: National Accounts Statistics- Sources and Methods.
  4. Guide to current Indian Official Statistics, Central Statistical Office, GOI, and New Delhi.

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