eBook Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census: From the Constitution to the American Community Survey, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1608717836
  • ISBN-13: 9781608717835
  • DDC: 304.6072
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 523 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

The Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census, Second Edition updates and expands a critically-acclaimed resource to the history, politics, content, procedures, and uses of the decennial census of the American population. The new edition highlights changes in the Census Bureau’s data collection and dissemination practices for the 2010 enumeration, including the use of a short-form questionnaire for the actual population count, and the release in late 2010 of the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data set based on rolling samples of the U.S. population and gathered using the long-form questionnaire. The second edition also comprehensively covers the fallout from the 2000 census and recent issues affecting the administration of the 2010 count.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
Acknowledgments.
Contents.
Introduction.
Alphabetical List of Articles.
Contributors to the Second Edition.
Contributors to the First Edition.
1: Introduction to the American Community Survey.
2: Major Events in American Community Survey History.
3: American Community Survey: Development to 2004.
4: American Community Survey: Implementation from 2005.
5: American Community Survey: Methodology.
6: American Community Survey: Questionnaire Content.
7: American Community Survey: Using Multi-year Estimates.
8: American Community Survey: Data Products.
9: American Community Survey: Frequently Asked Questions about the American Community Survey (ACS).
10: Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation.
11: Address List Development.
12: Advertising the Census.
13: Advisory Committees.
14: African-Origin Population.
15: Age Questions in the Census.
16: Agricultural Censuses.
17: American Indians and Alaska Natives.
18: Americans Overseas.
19: Apportionment and Districting.
20: Archival Access to Census Data.
21: Asian Americans.
22: Capture-Recapture Methods.
23: Census Law.
24: Census of Puerto Rico.
25: Census Testing.
26: Census Tracts.
27: Censuses in Other Countries.
28: Center of Population.
29: The Civil War and the Census.
30: Colonial Censuses.
31: Composition of the Population.
32: Confidentiality.
33: Congress and the Census.
34: Content.
35: Content Determination.
36: Coverage Evaluation.
37: Coverage Improvement Procedures.
38: Data Capture.
39: Data Dissemination and Use.
40: Data Products: Evolution.
41: Decennial Censuses: 1790 Census.
42: Decennial Censuses: 1800 Census.
43: Decennial Censuses: 1810 Census.
44: Decennial Censuses: 1820 Census.
45: Decennial Censuses: 1830 Census.
46: Decennial Censuses: 1840 Census.
47: Decennial Censuses: 1850 Census.
48: Decennial Censuses: 1860 Census.
49: Decennial Censuses: 1870 Census.
50: Decennial Censuses: 1880 Census.
51: Decennial Censuses: 1890 Census.
52: Decennial Censuses: 1900 Census.
53: Decennial Censuses: 1910 Census.
54: Decennial Censuses: 1920 Census.
55: Decennial Censuses: 1930 Census.
56: Decennial Censuses: 1940 Census.
57: Decennial Censuses: 1950 Census.
58: Decennial Censuses: 1960 Census.
59: Decennial Censuses: 1970 Census.
60: Decennial Censuses: 1980 Census.
61: Decennial Censuses: 1990 Census.
62: Decennial Censuses: 2000 Census.
63: Decennial Censuses: 2010 Census.
64: Decennial Censuses: 2020 Census.
65: Demographic Analysis.
66: Depository Libraries.
67: Disability.
68: Dissemination of Data: Electronic Products.
69: Dissemination of Data: Printed Publications.
70: Dissemination of Data: Secondary Products.
71: Dress Rehearsal.
72: Economic Census.
73: Editing, Imputation, and Weighting.
74: Education: Changing Questions and Classifications.
75: Enumerating Rural Areas.
76: Enumeration: Field Procedures.
77: Enumeration: Group Quarters.
78: Errors in the Census.
79: Family and Household Composition of the Population.
80: Federal Administrative Records.
81: Federal Household Surveys.
82: Federal Statistical System Oversight and Policy: Intersection of OMB and the Decennial Census.
83: Foreign-Born Population of the United States.
84: Genealogy.
85: Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
86: Geography: Distribution of Population.
87: Grassroots Groups.
88: Hispanic Population.
89: Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity and Identifiers.
90: Housing.
91: Human Rights and Population Censuses.
92: Immigration.
93: Income and Poverty Measures.
94: Internal Migration.
95: International Coordination in Population Censuses.
96: International Statistical System and Its Governance.
97: Internet Data Collection.
98: IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series).
99: Languages Spoken.
100: Litigation and the Census.
101: Local Involvement in Census Taking.
102: Long Form.
103: Media Attention to the Census.
104: Metropolitan Areas.
105: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
106: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) Population.
107: Not-for-Profit Organizations.
108: Occupation and Education.
109: Organization and Administration of the Census.
110: Popular Culture and the Census.
111: Population Estimates and Projections.
112: Post-Enumeration Survey.
113: Pre-Computer Tabulation Systems.
114: Private Sector.
115: PUMS (Public Use Microdata Samples).
116: Race: Questions and Classifications.
117: Related Data Sources.
118: Residence Rules.
119: Rural Areas.
120: Sampling for Content.
121: Sampling in the Census.
122: Staffing.
123: State and Local Censuses.
124: State and Local Governments: Legislatures.
125: State Data Centers.
126: Summary Files.
127: Tabulation Geography.
128: Three-Fifths Compromise.
129: U.S. Insular Areas.
130: Urban Areas.
131: Uses of the Census and ACS: Federal Agencies.
132: Uses of the Census and ACS: State and Local Governments.
133: Uses of the Census and ACS: Transportation.
134: Veterans' Status.
135: Vital Registration and Vital Statistics.
136: White or European Origin Population.
137: White Population of the United States.
138: Women in the Decennial Census.
Appendix.
Census Leadership, 1850–2010.
U.S. Population and Area, 1790–2010.
U.S. Center of Population, 1790–2010.
Congressional Apportionment, 1789–2010.
Percentage of the House of Representatives for Each State After Each Apportionment.
Methods of Congressional Apportionment.
Chronology of the States of the Union.
Growth and Cost of the Decennial Census, 1790–2010.
Census 2010 Questionnaire: Short Form.
American Community Survey (ACS) 2010 Questionnaire Form.
Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.
Census on the Web.
Glossary.
Index.