2010 Census: Bureau Needs to Specify How it Will Assess Coverage Follow-up Techniques and When it Will Produce Coverage Measurement Results
DIANE Publishing, Sep 1, 2008 - 50 pages
An accurate decennial census relies on finding and counting people -- only once -- in the right place and collecting complete and correct information. The author reviewed the Dept. of Commerce┐s U.S. Census Bureau┐s plans to: (1) improve the census┐s accuracy -- or coverage -- with its coverage follow-up operation; (2) assess the accuracy of the census through its census coverage measurement program; and (3) evaluate these efforts after 2010. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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