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By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel to Review the 2010 Census, Daniel L. Cork, Janet L. Norwood, Thomas M. Cook

Subsidized by way of the Census Bureau and charged to judge the 2010 U.S. census with a watch towards suggesting examine and improvement for the 2020 census, the Panel to study the 2010 Census makes use of this primary intervening time report back to recommend normal priorities for 2020 examine. even supposing the Census Bureau has taken a few valuable organizational and administrative steps to arrange for 2020, the panel deals 3 middle ideas, and indicates the Census Bureau take and assertive, competitive method of 2020 making plans instead of casting percentages basically as hypothetical. the 1st suggestion on learn and improvement indicates 4 large subject components for study early within the decade. moment, the file recommend that the Bureau take an competitive, assertive posture towards learn in those precedence components. 3rd, it identifies the atmosphere of daring ambitions as necessary to underscoring the necessity for critical reengineering and development dedication to alter.

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That said, we support the Bureau’s GSS Initiative work with a significant catch—the Bureau’s geographic work early in the decade should include serious attention to quality metrics for both MAF and TIGER. The quality metrics and evaluation plank of the previous decade’s MTEP slate never really materialized, and assertions that the Bureau’s MAF represents a gold standard among address lists are no longer adequate or compelling. An important part of continuous improvement is being able to provide some manner of hard, quantitative information on how good MAF and TIGER are at any particular moment.

Previously, she was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin– Madison, where she contributed to the development and implementation of the National Survey of Families and Households. Her research interests include kinship patterns, intergenerational obligations, relationships between nonresident fathers and children, and how legal institutions and other policies affect family change. She was part of a cross-university consortium to develop new models for explaining family change and variation and a member of the design team for the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey.

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