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Author: J. Christopher Mihm
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: census, issues, historical, overview, decennial
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1998-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788179799
ISBN-13: 9780788179792

Furnishes background, & a historical perspective in the debate on policy & operational questions related to the 2000 Census. It is organized by decennial census concepts & discusses critical issues that emerged during decennial censuses as far back as 1790. This report describes the Census Bureau's plans for the 2000 Census, but it does not evaluate the potential for success of the 2000 Census. Short answers to some frequently asked questions about the decennial census are included. Also contains information on changes in the apportionment of the membership of the House of Representatives betw

Author: Barry Edmonston
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: census, modernizing
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 1995
eBookDB-ID: NAP:00054

This book contains a researched effort by quite a few people to evaluate the census and found ways in which the census could be improved.

Author: Mathew J. Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: census, critical, preparation, continued, decennial, oversight
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437909620
ISBN-13: 9781437909623

The 2010 Decennial Census has a number of challenges, incl. weaknesses in managing IT, operational planning, and cost estimating, as well as uncertainty over dress rehearsal plans and the ultimate cost of the census. In 2007, the Census Bureau (CB) conducted the address canvassing operation -- the final time to test handheld computers (HHC) that will be deployed during the Census. The CB also announced that the HHC was likely to incur significant cost overruns and announced a redesigning effort to get the Census back on track. This report: (1) analyzes CB and contractor data showing how HHCs o

Author: Matthew J. Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: coverage, techniques, produce, measurement, results, assess, bureau, needs, specify, census
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 1437905366
ISBN-13: 9781437905366

An accurate decennial census relies on finding and counting people -- only once -- in the right place and collecting complete and correct information. The author reviewed the Dept. of Commerceżs U.S. Census Bureaużs plans to: (1) improve the censusżs accuracy -- or coverage -- with its coverage follow-up operation; (2) assess the accuracy of the census through its census coverage measurement program; and (3) evaluate these efforts after 2010. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Author: James H. Burow
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: unanswered, questions, leave, rehearsal, preparations, dress, census
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788180266
ISBN-13: 9780788180262

Reviews the status of key activities that the Census Bureau plans to test as part of its dress rehearsal for the 2000 Census. In concept, the 1998 dress rehearsal for the 2000 Census should test almost all of the various operations and procedures planned for the decennial census under as close to census-like conditions as possible. This report reviews the results to date of the Bureau's efforts to create a complete and accurate address list; increase the mail response rate through outreach and promotion; staff its operations with an adequate workforce; and reduce costs and improve accuracy thr

Author: Robert Goldenkoff
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: related, usa, patriot, reauthorization, issues, background, collection, private, information, government
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437931391
ISBN-13: 9781437931396

Assessing the accuracy of the census is essential given that census data are used to apportion seats in Congress, to redraw congressional districts, and for many other public and private purposes. The Census Bureau's (CB) Census Coverage Measurement program (CCM) is to assess the accuracy of the 2010 Census and improve the design of operations for the 2020 Census. In April 2008, a report was issued that recommended that the CB identify how it would relate CCM results to census operations to improve future censuses. This report examined: (1) the status of CCM planning; and (2) the effects of de

Author: Matthew J. Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: census, remains, congressional, testimony, uncertainty, technology, plans, decennial, operations, progressed
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2009-01-01
ISBN-10: 1437906524
ISBN-13: 9781437906523

On April 3, 2008, the Sec. of Commerce announced significant changes to how the Census Bureau would conduct non-response follow-up, in which census workers interview households that do not return census forms for the 2010 decennial census, and to its Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) contract. The Bureau has since issued a redesigned plan to conduct a paper-based follow-up operation, a 2010 Census project schedule, and is working on revising the FDCA contract. These are major changes late in the decennial census cycle. This testimony discusses: (1) the Bureaużs plans for conducting a pa
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