Programs to reduce the decennial census undercount, Department of Commerce
Read Online

Programs to reduce the decennial census undercount, Department of Commerce report to the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service by United States. General Accounting Office

  • 429 Want to read
  • ·
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • United States. Bureau of the Census.,
  • Census undercounts -- United States.,
  • United States -- Census.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
LC ClassificationsHA37 .U545 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 36 p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5014302M
LC Control Number76601865

Download Programs to reduce the decennial census undercount, Department of Commerce


These studies have identified 52 census-derived datasets used to distribute federal funding. They fall into three interdependent categories: Population estimates: Congress allocates funds based on annual population estimates conducted by the U.S. Census Population Estimates program essentially updates the decennial census each year while focusing on the same . Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) opened discussion about the Census Bureau at a recent hearing reviewing the Department of Commerce’s FY budget proposal with a bunch of concerns about the decennial Census and how to fund it. Shelby chairs the Senate Appropriations CJS Subcommittee, which determines funding for the Census Bureau.   Yet on Ma Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that a question about citizenship would be included in the census. The question hasn’t been included in the decennial census since but the Department of Justice requested in January that the question be added, claiming that it was to help them enforce the. 2 Purposes and Uses of the Decennial Census. The panel reviewed uses and users of decennial census data with several objects in mind. The first purpose of the review was to document major uses of the census and identify their data requirements to permit the panel to evaluate the likely impact of changes in methodology.

  A government witness testified in the case that a citizenship question would reduce census responses among noncitizen households by at least %, or about million people, the New York. The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United arters: Suitland, Maryland, U.S. In , it became the Census Bureau and was moved to the new Department of Commerce and Labor. The economic census was the first U.S. census to be conducted by mail. When the United States entered World War I in , the Census Bureau took on an important new role. likely reduce critical services offered through census-funded programs, such as the Child Development Block Grants and Head Start programs in high-need areas in Texas, Florida, Arizona and California, among other states. The undercount would also lead to lower resources for schools serving immigrant students and.

Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data we collect and services we provide. OCTO U.S. Census Bureau at a Glance. The Census Bureau is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. What Data We Collect & When.   The Commerce Department, however, added the citizenship question for the Census very late in the process. While the question text will be the same as the citizenship question that now appears on the annual American Community Survey (ACS), it was not included in the crucial Census Test, which served as the final dress rehearsal before.   Beginning in the s, the Census Bureau began to formally recognize the unique political status of the AIAN nations and to aggressively address the undercount of the AIAN population by actively involving American Indians and Alaska Natives in its structural procedures and activities, AIAN involvement has been attempted by (1) including man. The Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, announced that it would include a question about US citizenship on the census for Author: Ari Berman.