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Project Title:

Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey
PIN: DBASSE-CNSTAT-11-06        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: Committee on National Statistics

RSO: Marton, Krisztina

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Project Scope
An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to address priority technical issues for the American Community Survey (ACS) as the survey enters its next decade. The panel will consider how the Census Bureau could improve performance in several areas, which may ultimately lead to improved data products. The panel should conduct its work on the assumption that increases in ACS resources may not be possible.

· The panel will focus on methods and approaches to improve the accuracy of demographic, social, economic, and housing information produced from the ACS for the smallest geographic areas and population groups and will advise the Census Bureau on how to communicate the changes to data users in ways that facilitate effective use of the data.

· The panel will also consider data collection processes that can more efficiently meet national and local needs for new content in the broader context of the fundamental mission of the ACS.

The project is sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The approximate start date for the project is 9/01/2011.
One or more letter reports on specific technical issues may be issued in the course of the project.
A final report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 30 months.

Note: The Project Scope has been revised. The updated version is as shown above.

Project Duration: 30 months    

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 Meeting 1 - 05/14/2012
 Meeting 2 - 10/03/2012
 Meeting 3 - 01/17/2013
 Meeting 4 - 05/21/2013
 Meeting 5 - 07/18/2013
 Meeting 6 - 10/29/2013
 Meeting 7 - 03/04/2014


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