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National Statistical Offices: Independent, Identical, Simultaneous Actions Thousands of Miles Apart

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Several weeks ago, at the initiative of Brian Pink, the Australian statistician, leaders of the government statistical agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States held a summit meeting to identify … Continue reading

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A Little Known Special Day

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Written by: Director Robert Groves January 28 is National Data Privacy Day.  It’s not a big deal to most folks, but it is a time for those of us at the Census Bureau to reflect on our role in the … Continue reading

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The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part III

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Written by: Director Robert Groves My last posts addressed how the changing world of economic units and households is diminishing the effectiveness of our current methods and increasing their costs, at a time of great fiscal pressure.  This post comments … Continue reading

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Estimating the Size of a Small Population

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Let me tell you a wonderful story, a statistical detective story of sorts. During the summer, you may have seen statistics released from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 on same-sex couple unmarried partner households. … Continue reading

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The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part II

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In my last post, I reviewed five observations. Because of changes in American society, 1) the Census Bureau’s methods of data collection are costing more money to produce the same statistical information, but 2) the … Continue reading

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