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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey
Project Scope

An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to address priority technical issues for the American Community Survey (ACS) as the survey enters its next decade. The panel will consider how the Census Bureau could improve performance in several areas, which may ultimately lead to improved data products. The panel should conduct its work on the assumption that increases in ACS resources may not be possible. The panel will issue a final report on the topics outlined below. · The panel will focus on methods and approaches to improve the accuracy of demographic, social, economic, and housing information produced from the ACS for the smallest geographic areas and population groups and will advise the Census Bureau on how to communicate the changes to data users in ways that facilitate effective use of the data. · The panel will also consider data collection processes that can more efficiently meet national and local needs for new content in the broader context of the fundamental mission of the ACS.

Alan M. Zaslavsky (Chair) - Harvard Medical School
Michael Davern - National Opinion Research Center
Jeffrey Hardcastle - University of Nevada, Reno
Scott H. Holan - University of Missouri-Columbia
James S. House - University of Michigan
David Hubble - Westat, Inc.
Linda A. Jacobsen - Population Reference Bureau, Inc.
Michael W. Link - A.C. Nielsen Company
Jennifer H. Madans - National Center for Health Statistics
David A. Plane - University of Arizona
Jerome P. Reiter - Duke University
Joseph J. Salvo - New York City Department of City Planning
Robert L. Santos - The Urban Institute
For more information, see the complete record at the National Academies' Current Project site

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