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Committee on National Statistics
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Upcoming Events
 
Ninth Meeting of the Panel on Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics

August 4-5, 2015

The Keck Center
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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National Longitudinal Surveys 50th Anniversary Conference

September 17, 2015

Postal Square Building
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20212
 
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Of Interest

BLS's Monthly Labor Review Turns 100

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Commissioner Erica Groshen has launched a year-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the Monthly Labor Review (MLR), BLS’s premier publication on the power of statistics to influence economic and social phenomena. For the next year, articles will be published analyzing historical material covered since the Review’s founding in 1915. There will also be a series of essays written by experts on various topics pertinent to the work of BLS, providing a forward-looking approach on challenges and opportunities for the future. Read more.

CNSTAT’s most recent study for BLS proposed options for redesigning their Consumer Expenditure Surveys, producing the 2013 report Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey.


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 elefurgy@nas.edu.
 

 


Recent Reports

Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums

Affordable Flood Insurance Premiums Report Cover 1 with right paddingThis report provides input on ways of improving the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), focusing on two priority areas: identifying methods that could improve the quality of the data available for small areas, and suggesting changes that would increase the survey's efficiency in responding to new data needs. This report considers changes that the ACS office should consider over the course of the next few years in order to further improve the ACS data and offers recommendations that will help the U.S. Census Bureau improve performance in several areas, which could lead to improved data products as the survey enters its next decade.

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Realizing the Potential of the American Community Survey: Challenges, Tradeoffs and Opportunities

ACS Report Cover Feb 2015This report provides input on ways of improving the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), focusing on two priority areas: identifying methods that could improve the quality of the data available for small areas, and suggesting changes that would increase the survey's efficiency in responding to new data needs. This report considers changes that the ACS office should consider over the course of the next few years in order to further improve the ACS data and offers recommendations that will help the U.S. Census Bureau improve performance in several areas, which could lead to improved data products as the survey enters its next decade.

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Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and ´╗┐Design Issues

Non Profit RD Report CoverThis report summarizes a workshop held in June 2014 and identifies concepts and issues for the design of a survey of research and development expenditures made by nonprofit organizations, considering the goals, content, statistical methodology, data quality, and data products associated with                                  this data collection.

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