Envisioning the 2020 Census by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social

By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments, Constance F. Citro, Daniel L. Cork, Michael L. Cohen, Law

Making plans for the 2020 census is already starting. This ebook from the nationwide examine Council examines numerous facets of census making plans, together with questionnaire layout, deal with updating, non-response follow-up, assurance follow-up, de-duplication of housing devices and citizens, enhancing and imputation methods, and a number of other census operations. This publication recommends that the Census Bureau overhaul its method of examine and improvement. The file urges the Bureau to set price and caliber ambitions for the 2020 and destiny censuses, enhancing potency via profiting from new applied sciences.

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3, 5) [1970, 1980 censuses]; National Research Council (1995) [1990 census]; National Research Council (2004a) [1990, 2000 censuses]; National Research Council (2004b) [planning for the 2010 census]. S. marshals for the 1880 census. 3 The content of the census questionnaire expanded greatly from a few items in the first censuses to dozens of items in censuses of the late 19th century; in 1940, a census of housing was added to the census of population. 4 The 1940 census was an outlier in the first half of the 20th century with regard to costs.

7 Essentially, the 1990 and 2000 censuses made incremental modifications to previous census procedures; they did not alter the paradigm of the modern census as established in 1980: development and checking of a computerized address list; mailout-mailback; in-person follow-up for nonresponse; coverage improvement operations; 6 Adjusted counts at the national level by age, race, and sex were used to control the estimates from major household surveys in the decade of the 1990s, including the Current Population Survey, which is the source of official monthly unemployment and annual poverty statistics.

88-530) to eliminate the requirement that enumerators personally visit each dwelling; this change permitted use of mailout-mailback procedures in the 1970 and subsequent censuses. ) As discussed in Section 2–B, net coverage error declined to an all-time low in 1980 compared with the 1940–1970 censuses, but real dollar per housing unit costs of completing the census almost doubled compared with 1970, whereas the 1970 cost was about the same per housing unit as 1960. 4 1990–2000: Controversy Over Adjustment; Incremental Change Ambitious plans were originally developed for both the 1990 and 2000 censuses to adopt the recommendations of many statisticians to use sampling for the count itself and not just the content in order to improve the completeness of census coverage and save on costs.

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