Category Archives: Measuring America

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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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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