ERIC Number: ED255433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Census '80: Continuing the Factfinder Tradition.
Kaplan, Charles P.; Van Valey, Thomas L.
This publication was prepared to help college students better understand the significance of the 1980 census. It consists of four parts. Part I discusses the history of U.S. census taking, introduces the Census Bureau as an organization, and examines the planning and administration of the decennial census. Part II provides an overview of census geography, discusses data analysis, and examines the field of demography. Part III provides an overview of the 1980 census, including the census plan, collection and tabulation, and products and services. Part IV, mostly through case studies, shows how census data can be used by urban and regional planners, business people, geographers, and social demographers. Appendices contain data on population and housing items on general schedules (1790-1970); lists of departments and officials responsible for the U.S. Censuses (1790-1980); background information on Census Bureau surveys and on the 1985 mid-decade census; a discussion of parts of a statistical table; the publication, "Your Guide to Census '80;" and the 1980 census questionnaire. (RM)
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Census Figures, Data Analysis, Demography, Geography, Higher Education, Information Services, Instructional Materials, Primary Sources, Regional Planning, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Social Studies, Textbooks, United States History, Urban Planning
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 003-024-0226-1, $9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.
Note: For "Census '80: Projects for Students," see ED 209 169. Some tables, maps, and illustrations contain small print that may not reproduce clearly.