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Modernizing the U.S. census

Author: Barry Edmonston; Charles Schultze
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1995-
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The results of the study of the means by which the government could achieve the most accurate population count possible, and be consistent with ways for the government to collect other demographic and housing data.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Census data
Additional Physical Format: Modernizing the U.S. census
(DLC) 94069488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Edmonston; Charles Schultze
ISBN: 0585032483 9780585032481 1280193239 9781280193231
OCLC Number: 41176563
Language Note: English.
Notes: Title from home page as viewed on Sept. 21, 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 460 pages)
Contents: 1. The Role of the Census --
2. Population Coverage and Its Implications --
3. Census Cost Increases and Their Causes --
4. Radical Alternatives --
5. A Redesigned Census --
6. Census Content --
7. Data on Race and Ethnicity --
8. Intercensal Small-Area Data --
App. A Basic Information on Census Questionnaires --
App. B The Census Process --
App. C Data Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting --
App. D Research Uses of Census Data --
App. E State and Local Needs for Census Data --
App. F Business Uses of Census Data --
App. G Use of Decennial Census Data in Transportation Planning --
App. H Census Data Needs for Housing and Urban Development --
App. I Alternative Ways to Produce Intercensal Small-Area Data --
App. J Content and Quality of Federal and State Administrative Records --
App. K Quality of Current Data on Race and Ethnicity --
App. L Allocation Rates --
App. M Census Data Requirements by Federal Agencies --
App. N Groups and Individuals Consulted.
Responsibility: Barry Edmonston and Charles Schultze, editors.

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Examines the traditional US census. This book evaluates several radical proposals that have been made for changing the census, as well as other proposals for redesigning the year 2000 census. It also  Read more...

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