Plans for the 1980 Census Coverage Evaluation

in Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Survey Research Methods, 1979.

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The purpose of this paper is to present the objectives and methodology of the 1980 census coverage evaluation program.  The emphasis is on issues pertaining to the estimation of the census undercount of persons.  In particular, two methods for obtaining these data will be discussed: demographic analysis and a post-censal sample survey, the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES).

-Bateman, David V., Cowan, Charles D., US Bureau of the Census.

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