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Sandra Luckett Clark, John Iceland, Thomas Palumbo, Kirby Posey, Mai Weismantle
Component ID: #ti2147115447

Executive Summary

Censuses and surveys often attempt to measure the same concepts, and comparing results across data collection efforts is a traditional way of assessing the consistency and reliability (and thus quality) of statistics from the Census Bureau. This report compares labor force data from Census 2000 and the Current Population Survey, income reported in Census 2000 and the Current Population Survey, and poverty measured in Census 2000, the Current Population Survey, and the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. Such comparisons cannot always control for how various data collection efforts differ in the wording of questions, the collection and processing procedures, and other ways that may impair comparability.

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