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Glossary and references

Glossary

Gender

The socially and culturally perceived or expected dimensions of behaviour associated with males and females.

Imputation

Imputation is a statistical procedure that involves inserting a value when a respondent has not provided a valid response.

Indeterminate sex

Physical appearance and/or genetic testing does not enable a person to be classified as male or female. They can have a combination of male and female features, or features which are not characteristic of either sex.

Sex reassignment or assignment

Sex reassignment occurs where a person has undergone the necessary treatment to permanently change their sex. If a person's sex is indeterminate at birth, sex assignment occurs when they undergo treatment to become male or female.

References

Du Plessis, R (1994). Gender. In P Spoonley, D Pearson, & I Shirley (Eds), New Zealand society (2nd ed, pp 98–112). Wellington: Dunmore Press Ltd.

Statistics New Zealand (2006). Introduction to the Census: 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings. Wellington: Author.

United Nations (2008). Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses. New York: Author.

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