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Haitian Population Estimates

Hello all, I'd like to work on updating Haitian population statistics for various admin levels (along with possibly creating or helping to create an infobox for Haitian admin levels/localities), as 2003 census stats are just so out of date. The Haitian Statistics Office has put out population estimates as recent as 2015 down to the commune section level, but these estimates are only for the 18+ population. I also cannot locate any more detailed info from the 2003 census below Department level to update local admin levels with 2003 data anyway...

While I certainly have issue with publishing only the adult population, I also have issue with the most recent stat available being from 13 years ago without any indication on when there will be another general census. At the Department level, the 2015 adult population estimates have been added to the infoboxes, but there is no explanation that this is only for 18+, which I feel is misleading.

I would like to hear from others on what we can/cannot or should/shouldn't do to provide more up-to-date population stats with the data that is available. Maybe only use the estimates at higher admin levels? Or round the number -- make it obvious its an estimate? Even if others think there's reason to not update, I'd like to hear why not. Would be good to come to some agreement on how to deal with Haiti's census statistics going forward, as estimates seem to be the "future". Yacara15 (talk) 20:56, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you Yacara15, you pose a serious concern, sorry that it took a year to date for a response! There is pretty much nothing we can do as far as these estimates are concerned, other than including a footnote on each update indicating that these estimates were reached covering persons 18+. Chances are these recent estimates are higher than the 2003 estimates anyway due to the steady rise year-after-year of the Haitian population, but of course not in all localities. I would compare populations between 2003 and 2015 and implement the year with the highest number as it will probably reflect a higher accuracy.
I 100% agree that a new infobox is in order covering Haitian admin levels/localities, although I would like to see its admin articles improve between a Start and a C article to make sure everything is in order prior. Since Haiti's administration is nearly identical with the governance of France, I have found it helpful using France-related pages as a rubric in general, shaping its outline. It is worth noting however, that its levels/localities may slightly differ due to its administrative levels considering it is much bigger than Haiti (for example, Regions of France is its first level, instead of departments which is its second level) so I would proceed here with caution but I am fully confident in you.
Some codes that would be useful just reflecting that of these French admin articles are:
  • {{Infobox department --not exclusive to France apparently, as Colombian-articles use it as well
  • {{''Haitian'' arrondissement
  • {{Infobox ''Haitian'' commune
  • {{Infobox French canton or {{French communate → {{Haitian communal section --not sure, which communal section is more alike to
What we could do first is to take care of all the department articles of Haiti (10), considering this code is used for multiple countries. It would serve better than its current "settlement" template. Savvyjack23 (talk) 04:03, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
thanks for the reply Savvyjack23 -- I've since resolved some of my questions since my first post-- my French has improved enough to realize I had misread the 18+ estimated population, the 2015 population estimate does in fact include children, as well as a separate 18+ count -- so that concern is moot, though official census is nowhere in the works, but we can make do with the estimate well enough.
I've also taken your advice for the departments and started with Artibonite and Centre for the infoboxes and bringing some info from the French wiki over. Will work on the others as I find time Yacara15 (talk) 13:10, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
I can't say I haven't noticed what you have been doing Yacara15 Face-smile.svg. I am glad I could be of some use. --Great news about the 2015 populations, this helps tremendously. Keep up the great work! Savvyjack23 (talk) 04:13, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Brigadier General Jean Rene Boucicaut


I have been working on the combined family trees of myself and my husband. In doing a bit of research on his maternal grandfather, I stumbled across a Wiki page on Haitian Military. I noticed that there was not a photo of him, and wanted to contribute that much, for now.

Attached, is a link to a photograph of Brigadier General Jean Rene Boucicaut, my husband's grandfather: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bernie4289 (talkcontribs) 18:51, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Bernie4289, thank you for sharing! If you'd like, this may be a fun project for you to learn about your husband's grandfather, while uncovering some information on him. Show me the links and we'll see if we can make an article! Cheers! (By the way, to sign your comments at the end type ~~~~ Face-smile.svg Savvyjack23 (talk) 03:29, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

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Yves Volel

New article, could use help. Yves Volel. Andrevan@ 06:10, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to edit

Hi, I invite you to edit and expand this article United States involvement in regime change in Latin America that would certainly benefit from more editors. Greetings. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 05:32, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Possible Edits to Be Made

It may be helpful to add in a section about global health interventions that Haiti receives because the article is geared mainly towards the economic support that Haiti gets but an additional form of aid is global health intervention. This may display to readers that not only is Haiti dependent on developed nations for foreign aid but also for the sake of meeting the health needs of their citizens.

In addition, it might be helpful to get more verified sources and have more leading topics.

Lastly, it might be helpful to give a background of why Haiti needs aid. This can include: issues with their independence from colonization, stigma, sex tourism (its affiliation with the country's HIV/AIDs prevalence rate) and natural disasters. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agrey39 (talkcontribs) 06:31, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

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