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Type Journal Article - Pac Health Dialog
Title Prenatal care in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Volume 12
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 67-74
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5669804
The U.S. Census Bureau produces national population estimates on an annual basis using
methodology that incorporates the three main determinants of population change: births, deaths,
and net migration. Net international migration plays an integral role in determining both the size
and demographic composition of the population at the national level. It is the most complex
determinant of population change, and its complete measurement involves the measurement of
several sub-components, each one using separate methodology. In view of the fact that these
sub-components are estimated separately, each is subject to differing levels of uncertainty or
bias. This paper provides a detailed discussion of the definitions, methodologies, assumptions,
and data sources used to measure net international migration, including a brief description of
estimates for geography and demographic characteristics. Following the discussion of the subcomponents of net international migration, the strengths and limitations of each are presented
along with potential research and developments.