Envisioning the 2020 Census
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Planning for the 2020 census is already beginning. This book from the National Research Council examines several aspects of census planning, including questionnaire design, address updating, non-response follow-up, coverage follow-up, de-duplication of housing units and residents, editing and imputation procedures, and several other census operations.

This book recommends that the Census Bureau overhaul its approach to research and development. The report urges the Bureau to set cost and quality goals for the 2020 and future censuses, improving efficiency by taking advantage of new technologies.

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  • Behavioral and Social Sciences — Population and Fertility Studies
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences — Policy, Reviews and Evaluations

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362 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-15115-3
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National Research Council. Envisioning the 2020 Census. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2010.

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