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ERIC Number: ED263179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-30
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Planning for the 1990 Census.
Brown, Kirk; Melnick, Daniel
This memorandum responds to a request from the House Subcommittee on Census and Population for information concering the planning for the 1990 Census. It identifies eleven major issues concerning the implementation of the 1990 Census: (1) determination of who shall be counted; (2) provision of data for apportionment and redistricting; (3) questionnaire content; (4) use of the Postal Service; (5) use of a two-stage census; (6) use of sampling; (7) use of administrative lists; (8) automation-data processing, computer-assisted telephone interviewing, geographical mapping and procurement; (9) data processing; (10) local review; and (11) use of adjustment procedures. Provided for each issue covered is a brief description of the possible options for the 1990 Census, the dates when the Census Bureau recommends decisions should be made, and an analysis of alternative legislative proposals. The information on the proposed schedule for decisions about the procedures to be used for the 1990 Census was obtained from the Census Bureau. The specified dates are the Bureau's estimates as to when decisions should be made if the Census is to proceed efficiently. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.