Category Archives: Measuring America

And Now, for Something a Little Different . . .

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Several posts ago, I outlined a set of thoughts (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I, Part II, Part III) of how statistical agencies might navigate the future.  How should they … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Census Surveys Mandatory?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In an earlier post, I commented on the mandatory nature of some of the Census Bureau surveys.  Congress has directed over time that some surveys and censuses produce such important information to the country that … Continue reading

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How do we Conduct a Post-Enumeration Survey?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Post-enumeration surveys are complicated beasts, but their basic features can be communicated simply. The 2010 post-enumeration survey measures the separate components of census coverage as well as the net coverage error. In other words, we … Continue reading

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A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Our country faces important federal funding challenges linked to the current recession and its aftermath. On the Census Bureau’s part, we have been striving to cut administrative costs, reengineer our survey processes, and find innovative … Continue reading

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Genealogists, Start Your Engines!

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Written by: Director Robert Groves By right of a 1957 ruling, the United States releases individual census reports to the public 72 years after the Census is completed. This means that each year that ends in “2” sees a new … Continue reading

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