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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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Of Interest

25 Women Leading Data and Analytics in the Government

A recent article published by Forbes magazine, “Get to Know 25 Women Leading Data and Analytics in the US Government,” highlights the contributions of women in U.S. federal statistical agencies, noting that "the people behind our vast resources of government data are often women." CNSTAT has worked with the women on the list, whose agencies contribute support for CNSTAT’s core activities in addition to specific projects, and knows well their dynamic and innovative qualities. Kudos to all!

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Recent Publications
Innovations in Federal Statistics:
Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy

Innovations in Federal Statistics Prepub CoverThis report discusses the challenges faced by the federal statistical system and how to foster a paradigm shift through the use of multiple data sources while maintaining privacy and security of the information used. The report provides recommendations with the goal of improving official statistics and datasets for policy and social science research. 

This is the first report of a two-part series; the second report is still in progress. 

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

Criminal JusticeThis report 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 can provide a better understanding of 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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