Bicentennial Census: New Directions for Methodology in 1990 by Constance F. Citro, Michael L. Cohen

By Constance F. Citro, Michael L. Cohen

Show description

Read Online or Download Bicentennial Census: New Directions for Methodology in 1990 PDF

Best demography books

Plants at the Margin: Ecological Limits and Climate Change

Margins are through their very nature environmentally risky - does it consequently persist with that plant populations tailored for all times in such components will end up to be pre-adapted to resist the adjustments which may be caused by means of a hotter global? Biogeography, demography, reproductive biology, body structure and genetics all supply cogent motives as to why limits ensue the place they do, and the aim of this booklet is to assemble those diversified avenues of enquiry.

Globalization and Families: Accelerated Systemic Social Change

As our international turns into more and more interconnected via financial integration, expertise, communique, and political transformation, the field of the family members is a primary area the place globalizing techniques develop into learned. for many participants, kin in no matter what configuration, nonetheless continues to be the first association that meets definite social, emotional, and financial wishes.

Spatial Mobility, Migration, and Living Arrangements

This publication brings jointly ten unique empirical works targeting the effect of assorted forms of spatial mobility – be it foreign or nationwide– on partnership, family members and paintings lifestyles. The contributions conceal more than a few vital themes which specialise in knowing how spatial mobility is said to familial relationships and existence path transitions.

Extra info for Bicentennial Census: New Directions for Methodology in 1990

Sample text

Thus, we recommend against loss functions based solely on the number of political entities losing or gaining through adjustment.  We recommend that the Census Bureau investigate the construction of adjustment procedures that are robust to a reasonable range of loss functions. The next section of the chapter discusses the problem of estimating the likely range of error introduced by the particular procedure adopted for an adjustment. Although error can be measured only imperfectly, information about the distribution of error is important in the same way that sampling variances for sample surveys provide useful information.

The panel did not offer specific recommendations in this area, but noted that the criteria for including items in the follow­on survey have not been explicitly articulated but should be to permit thorough assessment of the need for the survey and for the inclusion of particular items.  We recommend that the Census Bureau refine and make more explicit its criteria for inclusion of items in the proposed follow­on survey that is being considered for the 1990 census.  The panel recommends research and testing directed toward improving the data quality of key items.

We recommend that one of these methods be used to achieve internal consistency of census figures.  Congress clearly will need to stipulate which scenario is preferable for apportionment purposes.  In this situation, we recommend that the Census Bureau seek determination by Congress of whether it desires that adjusted data be used and will therefore extend the deadlines, or wishes to adhere to current deadlines and will therefore stipulate the use of unadjusted (or partially adjusted) data for reapportionment and redistricting.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 6 votes