Category Archives: Measuring America

How America Knows How It’s Doing

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Every modern nation state, every developed society runs on data.  Over the decades, business has demonstrated that those firms actively measuring their production processes, supply chains, and distribution networks become more successful.   Local, state, and … 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 I

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The Census Bureau produces a vast array of statistical information used by governments and businesses to inform decisions that affect everyone’s lives. It designs the surveys, collects the data, processes the completed questionnaires, and produces … Continue reading

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New Evaluations of the 2010 Census

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Written by: Director Robert Groves We held a press conference to review latest updates on evaluating the 2010 Census. As usual we separated our remarks into process indicators (how well the data collection went), from comparisons of different ways to … Continue reading

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