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Accession Number PB2013-108857
Title Census Administrative Records Use for Coverage Problems Evaluation Report, 2010.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 41p
Personal Author C. Rothhaas D. Sheppard D. Smith E. Compton F. Lestina J. Machowski T. Stewart
Abstract For more than a decade, the Census Bureau has sought ways to incorporate data collected and maintained by other government and commercial entities into the data it collects and maintains for the purpose of strengthening data quality and reducing field costs. One category of resources available for this purpose is records collected and/or maintained by government agencies (federal, state, tribal, or local) or commercial entities to administer programs or to provide services. These data sources are referred to as administrative records. This evaluation study began an investigation into whether to expand the use of administrative records during a decennial census for identification of and potential resolution of various types of coverage problems. For the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau used a model with administrative records to help identify housing units with people who were potentially missing from the count, otherwise known as undercounted persons. The research in this evaluation begins to explore the possibility of using administrative records to identify people potentially overcounted during the 2010 Census. These overcounted people, who were counted in the wrong place or at more than one place, are referred to as erroneous enumerations. The research in this evaluation also begins to examine how administrative records might contribute to resolving potential coverage problems found during a decennial census. This aspect of the evaluation was accomplished by comparing administrative records data to results from a 2010 Census telephone follow-up interview (that is, the Coverage Followup operation) focused on resolving selected coverage problems in the United States.
Keywords Administrative procedures
Census 2010
Coverage problems
Data collection
Housing units
Records management
Telephone systems

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
72E - Operations Research
Corporate Author Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC. Decennial Statistical Studies Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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