By Paul R. Voss,Krisztina Marton,Panel on Statistical Methods for Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey,Committee on National Statistics,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
In the early Nineties, the Census Bureau proposed a application of continuing dimension as a potential substitute to the collection of targeted social, fiscal, and housing info from a pattern of the U.S. inhabitants as a part of the decennial census. the yankee group Survey (ACS) turned a truth in 2005, and has incorporated staff quarters (GQ)-such areas as correctional amenities for adults, pupil housing, nursing amenities, inpatient hospice amenities, and armed forces barracks-since 2006, basically to extra heavily mirror the layout and knowledge items of the census long-form sample.
The selection to incorporate crew quarters within the ACS allows the Census Bureau to supply a finished benchmark of the complete U.S. inhabitants (not simply these residing in households). in spite of the fact that, the truth that the ACS needs to depend on a pattern of what's a small and extremely diversified inhabitants, mixed with constrained investment on hand for survey operations, makes the ACS GQ sampling, information assortment, weighting, and estimation approaches extra complicated and the estimates extra prone to difficulties stemming from those obstacles. the worries are magnified in small parts, relatively when it comes to hazardous results at the overall inhabitants estimates produced for small areas.
Small Populations, huge Effects offers an in-depth assessment of the statistical method for measuring the GQ inhabitants within the ACS. This record addresses problems linked to measuring the GQ inhabitants and the explanation for together with GQs within the ACS. contemplating person wishes for ACS info and of operational feasibility and compatibility with the remedy of the family inhabitants within the ACS, the record recommends choices to the survey layout and different methodological beneficial properties which could make the ACS extra worthy for clients of small-area data.
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Small Populations, Large Effects: Improving the Measurement of the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey by Paul R. Voss,Krisztina Marton,Panel on Statistical Methods for Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey,Committee on National Statistics,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council