Category Archives: About the Agency

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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Women at Work

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I presented a set of findings from Census Bureau programs on CSPAN today. Collectively, they provide interesting insights into gender roles and the place of women in the economy. They are based on supplements to … Continue reading

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Using Census Bureau Technology to Help

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The Census Bureau is at its best when it develops new techniques and technology to improve its own processes. Whenever we see a good opportunity to share the techniques, we do. The U.S. Census Bureau … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Budget Cuts

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I have devoted much of this blog over the last two years to discussions about how the taxpayers who finance federal statistical findings can evaluate the quality of our work. Federal statistics play a critical … Continue reading

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Devotion in the Hardest of Times

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As a recent post noted, we have decided that the Census Bureau can take advantage of new management technologies, improve the supervision of interviewers, and reduce management costs by closing six of the twelve regional … Continue reading

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