|The Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the U.S. National Research Council is convening an international conference on 2020-round census methods. The conference is funded through the CNSTAT Panel to Review the 2010 Census (and plan for 2020), which in turn is sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau, and is organized around four priority research areas identified in that panel’s work: |
This conference is sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Self-response options (Internet). Experience with Internet self-response, including approaches to ensure that households are enumerated at their correct home location. Strategies for pre-census notification and electronic registration.
- Administrative records (AR). Used for enumeration, particularly for non-responding households. The expansion of their use in multiple census operations. Of interest are the experiences of countries which have expanded their use of AR in recent censuses, and how the public react to its use.
- Geographic resources. How do countries maintain the accuracy of such records, particularly when cost considerations preclude a major pre-census update? How has the spread of geographic information systems to local governments improved the ability of a national government to keep its maps and address lists current?
- Field operations reengineering. Strategies to save money through improved logistics, interactive routing of enumerators, and so forth. The development of systems for automating enumerator assignments and the retooling of traditional census infrastructure i.e., local or regional census offices.