ERIC Number: ED113278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-8
Reference Count: 0
America's Uncounted People. Report of the Advisory Committee on Problems of Census Enumeration.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Behavioral Sciences.
An introduction to the methodological problems posed by underenumeration in the Census of Population and the extensive efforts and recommendations to solve these problems are provided. The efforts reported in this study center around five interrelated tasks: (1) a review of the state of knowledge about social conditions and attitudes that bear on the ability of government agencies to collect complete and accurate information from all elements of the population; (2) advice on research and experimental efforts leading to a better understanding of the reasons for incomplete coverage in the census; (3) recommendations of measures and procedures that will reduce or mitigate current deficiencies in coverage; (4) consideration of how the social costs associated with underenumeration might best be estimated along with the social benefits that might accrue from increased coverage; and (5) design of a continuing research program directed toward the reduction of underenumeration. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Behavioral Sciences.