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Committee on National Statistics
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Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT,FNB,IOM)

Section 141 of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 20101 provides funding for a research program on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger and food insecurity, and the characteristics of... Read more

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience  (CNSTAT)

Subjective well-being refers to how people experience and evaluate their lives and specific domains and activities in their lives. This information has already proven valuable to researchers, who have... Read more

Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary  (CPOP,CNSTAT)

Developing New National Data on Social Mobility summarizes a workshop convened in June 2013 to consider options for a design for a new national survey on social mobility. The workshop was sponsored ... Read more

Nonresponse in Social Science Surveys: A Research Agenda  (CNSTAT)

For many household surveys in the United States, responses rates have been steadily declining for at least the past two decades. A similar decline in survey response can be observed in all wealthy... Read more

Design of the National Children's Study: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT,BOCYF,IOM)

The Children's Health Act mandated the National Children's Study (NCS) in 2000 with one of its purposes being to authorize the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study... Read more

National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods: Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)

Statistics on research and development (R&D) are important indicators of innovation, the transfer of ideas and knowledge, which in turn are key drivers of economic growth and R&D expenditures are one... Read more

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency: Fifth Edition  (CNSTAT)

Publicly available statistics from government agencies that are credible, relevant, accurate, and timely are essential for policy makers, individuals, households, businesses, academic institutions,... Read more

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy  (FNB,CNSTAT)

For many Americans who live at or below the poverty threshold, access to healthy foods at a reasonable price is a challenge that often places a strain on already limited resources and may compel them... Read more

Collecting Compensation Data from Employers  (CNSTAT)

U.S. agencies with responsibilities for enforcing equal employment opportunity laws have long relied on detailed information that is obtained from employers on employment in job groups by gender and... Read more

Estimating Illegal Entries at the U.S.-Mexico Border  (CNSTAT)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for securing and managing the nation's borders. Over the past decade, DHS has dramatically stepped up its enforcement efforts at the... Read more

Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)

In June 2012, the Committee on National Statistics (sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau) convened a Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey (ACS)---the detailed... Read more

Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey  (CNSTAT)

The Consumer Expenditure (CE) surveys are the only source of information on the complete range of consumers' expenditures and incomes in the United States, as well as the characteristics of those... Read more

Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care  (CNSTAT,HCS)

The United States has seen major advances in medical care during the past decades, but access to care at an affordable cost is not universal. Many Americans lack health care insurance of any kind, and... Read more

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