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National Surveys and Statistics

Issues of measurement, data, and statistics are key to virtually all areas of science and public policy. U.S. census data, for example, determines not only how states are represented in Congress but also how federal funds are allocated to communities for things like education, transportation, and public health. Our work strives to improve statistical information and methods to inform public policy decisions, as well as to help integrate the nation’s highly decentralized federal statistical system.  See also:

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Future Directions for the National Science Foundation National Patterns of Research and Development

An ad-hoc committee will conduct a public workshop to review and consider future directions for the national patterns of research and development program of the Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Read more

   
Featured Reports
   
MedicalCareRisk 

Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care

2012

 

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 many others with insurance are ...Read more

   
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Using the American Community Survey to Expand Access to School Meals Programs

2012 

 

This report says that using this data from the U.S. Census Bureau could reduce the amount of time and resources spent by schools and families to participate in the programs and potentially increase the number of eligible children who receive nutritious meals each day.  Read more

   

Other Reports of Interest

Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)
2013

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


Estimating Illegal Entries at the U.S.-Mexico Border  (CNSTAT)
2013

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


Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey  (CNSTAT)
2013

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


The Subjective Well-Being Module of the American Time Use Survey: Assessment for Its Continuation  (CNSTAT)
2012

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS), conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, included a subjective well-being (SWB) module in 2010 and 2012. The module, funded by the National Institute on Aging... Read more


Small Populations, Large Effects: Improving the Measurement of the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey  (CNSTAT)
2012

In the early 1990s, the Census Bureau proposed a program of continuous measurement as a possible alternative to the gathering of detailed social, economic, and housing data from a sample of the U.S.... Read more


Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use: Improving the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys  (CNSTAT,BEES)
2012

The United States is responsible for nearly one-fifth of the world's energy consumption. Population growth, and the associated growth in housing, commercial floor space, transportation, goods, and... Read more


Improving Measures of Science, Technology, and Innovation: Interim Report  (CNSTAT,STEP)
2012

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), at the U.S. National Foundation, is 1 of 14 major statistical agencies in the federal government, of which at least 5 collect... Read more


Industrial Methods for the Effective Development and Testing of Defense Systems  (CNSTAT,BAST)
2012

During the past decade and a half, the National Research Council, through its Committee on National Statistics, has carried out a number of studies on the application of statistical methods to improve... Read more


Communicating Science and Engineering Data in the Information Age  (CNSTAT,CSTB)
2011

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) communicates its science and engineering (S&E) information to data users in a very fluid... Read more


The Future of Federal Household Surveys: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2011

Federal household surveys today face several significant challenges including: increasing costs of data collection, declining response rates, perceptions of increasing response burden, inadequate... Read more


Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System:Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)
2011

On May 8, 2009, the symposium, The Federal Statistical System: Recognizing Its Contributions, Moving It Forward was held in Washington, DC. One of the topics considered at that symposium was the... Read more


Allocating Federal Funds for State Programs for English Language Learners  (CNSTAT,BOTA)
2011

As the United States continues to be a nation of immigrants and their children, the nation's school systems face increased enrollments of students whose primary language is not English. With the 2001... Read more


Change and the 2020 Census: Not Whether But How  (CNSTAT)
2011

Sponsored by the Census Bureau and charged to evaluate the 2010 U.S. census with an eye toward suggesting research and development for the 2020 census, the Panel to Review the 2010 Census uses this... Read more


Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey: Interim Report  (CNSTAT)
2010

Following several years of testing and evaluation, the American Community Survey (ACS) was launched in 2005 as a replacement for the census "long form," used to collect detailed social, economic, and... Read more


Databases for Estimating Health Insurance Coverage for Children: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2010

This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened in June 2010 to critically examine the various databases that could provide national and state-level estimates of low-income uninsured... Read more


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