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ERIC Number: ED177079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The 1980 Census: The Counting of America. Population Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 4.
Francese, Peter K.
The booklet describes the United States Census Bureau program for conducting and making available the results of the 1980 census which will attempt to reach 80 million households. It examines in detail the questionnaire itself, the planning that went into it, the Census Bureau plans and programs for eliciting public cooperation and finding everybody, how the 1980 results will be processed and published, and how they can be obtained. It covers the importance of the census results for public programs ranging from Congressional reapportionment and federal revenue sharing to local services planning and private businesses, and describes the census geography and computerized address coding systems devised by the Census Bureau which make it possible to handle a census of this size by mail. The conclusion discusses plans for the first United States mid-decade census in 1985, and summarizes the importance of the 1980 census as a measure of dramatic change in demographic, political, and statistical factors. Three appendices are included which list printed reports and computer tapes for the 1980 census, regional data user services officers and U.S. Department of Commerce district offices, and census reference works. The complete 1980 questionnaire is reproduced and annotated. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Census Figures, Demography, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
Circulation Department, Population Reference Bureau, Inc., 1337 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.