Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census

Who is Missed?

by William P.  O’Hare

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Book Description

This book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as "differential undercount", by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur. In addition to focusing on measuring census coverage for several demographic characteristics, including age, gender, race, Hispanic origin status, and tenure, it also considers several of the main hard-to-count populations, such as immigrants, the homeless, the LBGT community, children in foster care, and the disabled. However, given the dearth of accurate undercount data for these groups, they are covered less comprehensively than those demographic groups for which there is reliable undercount data from the Census Bureau. This book is of interest to demographers, statisticians, survey methodologists, and all those interested in census coverage.

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Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
174
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030109721
ISBN10
3030109720
ISBN13 Digital
9783030109738
ISBN10 Digital
3030109739
PDF Size
2.8 MB
License
CC BY

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