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Revista Brasileira de Estudos de População

Print version ISSN 0102-3098On-line version ISSN 1980-5519

Abstract

TORRES, Haroldo da Gama. Urban demography and social policy. Rev. bras. estud. popul. [online]. 2006, vol.23, n.1, pp.27-42. ISSN 0102-3098.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-30982006000100003.

This article discusses potential contributions made by demographic analysis to urban public policies. Ten situations pertaining to social policy-making where demographic information may provide a substantial contribution are featured here. Additionally, two other important aspects are highlighted - namely, the issue of de-aggregating spatial information, and the need to use geographic information systems.

Keywords : Applied demographics; Public policies; Geographic information systems; Urban demographics.

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