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Accession Number PB2013-108735
Title Ethnographic Study of the Group Quarters Population in the 2010 Census: Jails and Prisons.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 53p
Personal Author A. Y. Chan B. Owen
Abstract In examining the factors that shape the ability of the U.S. Census Bureau to accurately count those confined to correctional facilities, a qualitative case study was conducted to assess the 2010 enumeration in these Group Quarters. These data are also the basis for recommendations about future Census Coverage Measurement to both assess census coverage accuracy and improve census processes in correctional group quarters. The study also identifies social, cultural, operational and other dynamic factors that affect census coverage and may produce coverage errors. The 2010 Census is described through qualitative observations and unstructured interviews in three primary study sites and three secondary sites. The primary sites include two women's state prisons and one county jail, conducted between March and May 2010. Secondary sites were a large male prison visited during the observation of the American Community Survey (ACS), the state correctional agency main office and a small women's prison in another state.
Keywords American Community Survey(ACS)
Census 2010
Correctional institutions
Ethnic groups
Group quarters
Social factors

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author California State Univ., Fresno.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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