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Oversight of the 2000 census: Accuracy and coverage evaluation (ACE)--still more questions than answers

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Oversight of the 2000 census: Accuracy and coverage evaluation (ACE)--still more questions than answers

hearing before the Subcommittee on the Census ... Sixth Congress, second session, May 19, 2000

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  There were 8 million duplicates in the Census according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s own evaluation. Moreover, the Census undercounted renters by percent. Homeowners were overcounted in both the and censuses, and percent of the Black population and percent of the Hispanic population were also undercounted. He is currently conducting a cost-benefit analysis to see how much accuracy is needed for the next census (in ), and at what cost. In he designed and conducted a cost-benefit analysis for South Africa’s statistical agency, Statistics South Africa, to help it decide whether to conduct a population census in following the previous. President-elect Joe Biden's win has some people asking if there's an opportunity for a census do-over. The past eight months of the national head count have been disrupted by the coronavirus. Status: Closed - Implemented. Comments: The report stressed that the key to a successful census is vigorous and consistent congressional oversight, beginning early and continuing throughout the , Congress has held a number of hearings on the design and planning of the Census. Topics included the major opportunities for reform identified by GAO-improving address list.


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[United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. The Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation is a survey and coverage methodology designed to assess the size and characteristics of the population missed or erroneously included in Census The methodology is designed to develop an independent estimate of persons and housing units for use in evaluating the final census results.

Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation. Committee members hear testimony from Mr. Prewitt about the efforts of the Census Bureau to follow up and contact the.

The Census Bureau conducted the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.) expecting it could be used to adjust the Census results for all non-apportionment purpos- es if it improved the census data. The original March A.C.E. estimates became available in time to correct the Census redis- tricting files.

Census Evaluation Rd Ap Matching and Review Coding System for Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (Housing Unit, Person and Final Housing Unit) System Requirements Study FINAL REPORT This evaluation study reports the results of research and analysis undertaken by the U.S.

Census Bureau. Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation System Requirements Study FINAL REPORT This evaluation study reports the results of research and analysis undertaken by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is part of a broad program, the Census Testing, Experimentation, and Evaluation (TXE) Program, designed to assess Census and to inform Census planning.

The purpose of this report is to 7. Rc - Accuracy and Coverage • The perception of those persons summarize the findings and recom- Evaluation (ACE ) participating in the interview mendations from the formal stud- System Requirements Study process can significantly influ­ ies of automated Census 8.

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Prewitt about the efforts of the Census Bureau to follow up and contact the J Actions to Address the Impact on the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation of Suspected Duplicate Persons in the Decennial Census Ma OSE Census: The Census Bureau’s Oversight of Contractor Performance During the End-to-End Test’s Census Questionnaire Assistance Operation Was Deficient in Some Areas and Did Oversight of the 2000 census: Accuracy and coverage evaluation book Implement Some Lessons Learned for the Operation.

Selected Aspects of Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Need Improvements Before   Book TV Weekends on C-SPAN2; C-SPAN Cities Tour; J Census Oversight Hearing. Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation. Suggested Citation:"Panel to Review the Census." National Research Council.

Letter Report to the Census Bureau on the Design for the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (ACE) Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / ×. The Bush administration has described the census as the most accurate in American history, but the Census Bureau said today that it missed at least million people last year and counted at.

The DSE has been called by different names in the past three Censuses. In the Census it was called the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES), in the Census it was called Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.) and in the Census it was called Census Coverage Measurement (CCM).

The evaluation of census quality is, therefore, im- portant in terms of fostering con fi dence in the informa- tion produced and as such needs to be an integral part. Alternative Estimates of Percentage Net Undercount of the Population in the Census from the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.) and the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) 6.

L Alternative Estimates of Percentage Net Undercount of the Population from Demographic Analysis, and Censuses: The census process included an Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.) Program, in which the results of an independent sample survey of household residents were matched to census enumerations in a sample of small areas nationwide.

The Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (ACE) to be used in will be twice the size of post-enumeration survey, and will incorporate ten years of research and advances in methodology. It will allow the Census to correct the historic racial differential undercount that disproportionately misses America's Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and American Indians.

The Census Bureau has under way a comprehensive set of evaluations, which should provide information for a definitive assessment of population coverage and data quality and of design and operational features of the census that most affected coverage and quality (U.S. Census Bureau, ). Meetings of the Panel to Review the Census: A Site Visits to Regional and Local Census Offices, A Additional Site Visits to Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Offices.

For example, a large sample survey called the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau during Censuswith separate staff and separate physical office space.

Its primary purpose was to evaluate the coverage of the census. In household. the decennial census, match all individuals in the survey to those reported in the census, and then estimate the number of unenumerated people in the census by age, sex, and race.

The Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (ACE) is an example of such a survey. The second method. To help measure the quality of the Census and to possibly adjust for any errors, the U.S.

Census Bureau (Bureau) conducted the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.) program. However, after obligating around $ million for A.C.E. and its predecessor program, Integrated Coverage Measurement (I.C.M.), from fiscal years through 88 (September ), p.reprinted in U.S.

Bureau of the Census, Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation, Statement on the Feasibility of Using Statistical Methods to Improve the Accuracy of CensusJune (unpublished document).

Estimates for and are from U.S. Bureau of the Census, Coverage. Census officials say the only way to get a handle on the size of both the undercount and the overcount is to use data from a ,household survey known as ACE, or accuracy and coverage evaluation.

Others fly only United. Me, I swear by Census products. an adjustment mechanism called the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation. The idea is quite simple—after the first census, the bureau. Office of Evaluation and Inspections The OIG’s Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI) conducts short-term management and program evaluations (called inspections) that focus on issues of concern to the Department, the Congress, and the public.

The findings and recommendations contained in the inspection reports. Washington, D.C. - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking Democrat on the House Census subcommittee, released the following statement today on the new Adminstrations continued efforts at ducking the releaon the release of the first numbers from the Census.

7. How do you assume that the raw numbers are more accurate than the corrected numbers when, in fact, the Census Bureau uses the results of the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation to show that the raw count missed more than 3 million Americans.

False matches between records in the census a nd the coverage evaluation survey can significantly affect the final population tallies through the statistical adjustment. The tight timeline for completing the census severely restricts the Bureau's ability to thoroughly check and confirm all matches with any real accuracy (see Brown et al.

The Decennial Census: Background and Issues Congressional Research Service 2 million—received their census forms by mail in March,5 ahead of the official April 1 Census Day, and 74% of the households that received forms mailed them back.6 From May through July, aboutcensus takers 7 contacted approximately 47 million households that either did not.

Additionally, by the end of the round of censuses, most countries will have at least two sets of census data—one from the round and another from either the or round of censuses. The availability of such data will undoubtedly make demographic analysis more useful as a method of census evaluation.

Last year, the Census Bureau officially announced its plan for the tally in the yeardeclaring that its program had the "twin goals of reducing costs and increasing accuracy." Indeed, the new plan represents a complete redesign of the census, with an emphasis on collecting more accurate data on fewer people rather than spending time and.

Therefore, why does the Census Bureau continue to use DA for such an evaluation. "The taxpayers paid million dollars for ACE in order to measure the accuracy of the census. Why is the Bush administration continuing to refuse to release all of the ACE data so that the public can review that data and judge for itself.

The Decennial Census: Background and Issues Congressional Research Service Summary The 23rd decennial census of the U.S.

population began on Januin Noorvik, AK, where the Bureau of the Census director, among others, traveled by snowmobile and dogsled to. assess the accuracy of the census through its census coverage measurement program, and (3) evaluate these efforts after GAO reviewed documentation and interviewed Bureau officials about the Bureau’s coverage follow-up and measurement plans.

GAO compared plans for measuring coverage in and and interviewed 15 experts about. What is a Census. The United Nations defines a population census as the total process of collecting, compiling, and publishing demographic, economic, and social data pertaining to a specific time to all persons in a country or delimited part of a country.

As part of a census count, most countries also include a census of housing. census accuracy, but their effect on undercounts of different demographic groups is not clear. One key design element increased the number and types of follow-up cases. The Bureau expanded the scope of CFU from about 2 million households in the Census to more than 7 million in It also.Looking for abbreviations of ACE?

It is Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation. Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation listed as ACE. Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation - How is Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation abbreviated?

(book) ACE: Attitude Control Electronics: ACE: Affirmative Civil Enforcement Statement on the Feasibility of Using Statistical.decennial’s fi nal household mailback participation rate of 74 percent.

This is our final report on the Census. As such, it includes a summary of our findings over the last decade related to the Census Bureau’s management of the decennial census.

The bureau faced challenges in the following areas: 1.