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Title Using the American community survey : benefits and challenges / Panel on the Functionality and Usability of Data from the American Community Survey, Constance F. Citro and Graham Kalton, editors ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 330 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Essentials for Users -- Working with the ACS: Guidance for Users -- Sample Design and Survey Operations -- The Weighting of ACS 1-Year Period Estimates -- Weighting and Interpreting ACS Multiyear Estimates -- Important Next Steps
Summary "The American Community Survey (ACS) is a major new initiative from the U.S. Census Bureau designed to provide continuously updated information on the numbers and characteristics of the nation's people and housing. It replaces the "long form" of the decennial census. This report of a panel of the National Research Council's Committee on National Statistics provides detailed, comprehensive analysis and guidance for users in federal, state, and local government agencies, academia, and the media." "Chapters for users cover the basics of how the ACS design and operations differ from the long-form sample, using the ACS for such applications as formula allocation of federal and stale funds, transportation planning, and public information; and challenges in working with ACS estimates that cover periods of 12, 36, or 60 months depending on the population size of an area." "The report also recommends priority areas for continued research and development by the Census Bureau to guide the evolution of the ACS."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject American community survey.
American community survey.
Household surveys -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Statistics.
Household surveys.
United States -- Census.
United States.
Genre/Form Census data.
Form Electronic book
Author Citro, Constance F. (Constance Forbes), 1942-
Kalton, Graham.
National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on the Functionality and Usability of Data from the American Community Survey.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics.
ISBN 9780309106733