ERIC Number: ED312306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Specifying Family Relationships in the Decennial Census and Census Bureau Surveys.
Hernandez, Donald J.
Changes initiated by the United States Bureau of the Census to data collection on family relationships in the decennial census of the population, the Current Population Survey, and the Survey of Income and Program Participation are reviewed. In the last 5 years, innovations have centered on developing new approaches to identifying the array of family relationships within households and to developing new approaches to analyzing recently available historical and contemporary data on families. While most of these innovations improve the data collection process, not all can be construed as progress. In the 1990 census no marital history data will be collected, which will mean the loss of an important opportunity to explicitly identify parent-child and husband-wife relationships in society. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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