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131st CNSTAT Public Seminar:
"Taking Surveys to People's Technology: Implications for Federal Statistics and Social Science Research"

October 21, 2016

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CNSTAT Mourns the Passing of Renowned Statistician Stephen Fienberg

Stephen Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, member of the National Academy of Sciences, former member of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Advisory Committee, and former chair of CNSTAT, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Pittsburgh, PA, at age 74. An obituary that details his many accomplishments is available here.

Steve cared deeply about the health of federal statistics and the federal statistical system throughout his entire career. He played a key role in the development of CNSTAT and led and contributed to many CNSTAT studies. He also cared deeply about standards of evidence and, as co-chair for many years of the National Academies’ Report Review Committee, worked hard to ensure the quality of National Academies’ reports, often enlisting CNSTAT members and staff in this effort. For more, see our memorial page

This site is intended to provide up-to-date information on the Committee's activities and findings. For those seeking specific statistical information or data, links to numerous statistical agencies have been provided for your convenience (Other Sites of Interest). We are, of course, happy to answer questions about any of our publications, projects, or public meetings. Please send any questions or comments to Eileen LeFurgy, CNSTAT Program Coordinator, at


Recent Publications
Improving Collection of Indicators of Criminal Justice System Involvement in Population Health Data Programs 
Proceedings of a Workshop

Criminal JusticeThis CNSTAT publication summarizes a workshop held in March 2016 that was organized as part of an effort to assist the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and Office of the Minority Health (OMH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in identifying measures of criminal justice involvement that will further their understanding of the socioeconomic determinants of health. 

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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration

AImmigrationThis report from the Committee on National Statistics provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels.

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Reducing Response Burden in the American Community Survey
Proceedings of a Workshop

ACS 2016 Report CoverThese proceedings summarize a CNSTAT workshop held in March 2016 designed to assist the U.S. Census Bureau in making improvements to the American Community Survey (ACS). Specifically, the workshop focused on ways they can respond to concerns of the public and Congress about the actual and perceived burden of the ACS Survey on respondents.

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