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United States Census Bureau Research

Posted by Marcus Zillman

United States Census Bureau Research

Keeping pace with our dynamic economy and society constantly challenges the Census Bureau’s data collections. Their users want more data, and want it sooner. The cost of using their existing methods keeps going up, while statistical budgets are tight. They stay current by making research the basis of everything they do at the Census Bureau. Their researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy. They analyze the data they collect and uncover trends that givethems a deeper understanding of their complex society. This investment in our nation’s statistical infrastructure enables our leaders to make decisions based on the best information available. They have designed these pages to give analysts, academic researchers and policymakers improved access to the data tools and research they need to move our country forward. In response to the growing literature in mathematics, computer science and statistics, which suggests that traditional statistical disclosure limitation or disclosure avoidance methods may not be strong enough to protect public-use tabular and microdata releases in the future, the Census Bureau has launched a major effort to modernize. Their current efforts focus on the 2020 Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey, and the 2017 Economic Census. Eventually, they will extend them to all public-use products released under the Bureau’s Title 13 confidentiality pledge. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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