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Accession Number PB2013-103204
Title Census (2020): Initial Research Milestones Generally Met but Plans Needed to Mitigate Highest Risks.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 39p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract GAO's prior work has shown that it will be important for the Bureau to reexamine the design of the census in order to ensure a cost effective census in 2020. As requested, this report evaluates the Bureau's efforts to improve the cost-effectiveness of the enumeration, paying particular attention to the following three key efforts: (1) leveraging the Internet to increase self-response; (2) improving how the Bureau builds its address and mapping databases, including a possible move to targeted address canvassing, and use of private-sector geographic data; (3) and using administrative records to reduce nonresponse follow-up costs. This report (1) identifies what opportunities and risks, if any, the Bureau might need to consider for these efforts going forward and (2) examines to what extent these three efforts are on track with respect to scheduling, resources, and other performance metrics. To meet these objectives, GAO reviewed Bureau documents and interviewed officials.
Keywords Census
Cost effectiveness
Private sector

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92C - Social Concerns
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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