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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
This Working Paper presents the methodology the Federal Planning Bureau currently utilizes to draw up the Belgian household projections by 2060. This methodology allows for detailed projections of the number of households (at the district level) by household type and according to the factual situation and not the legal situation. Thus, the projections include the different forms of living arrangements, such as cohabitation, single-parent families, single households, etc. They also guarantee the coherence with the national population projections which have been published by the Federal Planning Bureau and the Directorate-General of Statistics for several years and are based on the so-called component method.
The Working Paper presents a study or analysis conducted by the Federal Planning Bureau on its own initiative.
Social protection, demography and prospective studies > Demographic projections
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > Methodological Issues: General [C18]
Labor and Demographic Economics > Demographic Economics > Demographic Trends and Forecasts [J11]
Labor and Demographic Economics > Demographic Economics > Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure [J12]