The 1967 Census of the West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Digitized Version

The 1967 Census of the West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Digitized Version

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In the summer of 1967, just after the Six-Day War brought the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Israeli control, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS) supervised a census in these territories. The census included an impressive array of questions about individuals, households, and the quality of residences—about age, sex, religion, place of residence, educational attainment, occupation, industrial sector, income, household structure, health, female fertility, and housing conditions. Moreover, it asked two crucial questions about refugee status: Had the individual lived prior to the 1948 War in the area that became the State of Israel? And, Was the individual living in or outside of a refugee camp at the time the census was taken?

The ICBS prepared seven volumes of reports based on this enumeration—the first modern census reports on the Palestinian population. Yet these volumes have not been used extensively in the writing on the evolution of the occupied territories. One reason is that they are not widely available, and even when at hand they are subject to all the limitations of older volumes published as quickly as possible in order to be of use at the time.

For this reason, the Levy Economics Institute is offering, for the first time and free of charge, the content of these volumes in machine-readable form, in the hope that the data can be exploited by researchers interested in a fuller understanding of the social history of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories. Bard student volunteers contributed appreciably to this project.

Field of Interest
Global Issues
Corporate Author
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Content Type
Government/institutional document
Format
Related Web resources
URL
http://www.levyinstitute.org/palestinian-census/
Subject
Global Issues, Social Sciences, Individual and Groups Rights, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (1948 -- ), Demographic statistics, History, Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Palestinians
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos

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