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Committee on National Statistics
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Upcoming Events

Workshop on 2020 Census Data Products: Data Needs and Privacy Considerations
December 11-12, 2019
The NAS Auditorium
2101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20418
Recent Events
Workshop on Social Science Modeling for Big Data in a Machine Learning World for the National Institute on Aging
October 24-25, 2019
National Academy of Sciences, Room 125
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

CNSTAT Public Seminar:

October 18, 2019
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Principles and Practices for Federal Evaluation

Seminar | June 18 | 1:00 PM
Keck Center, Washington, DC

Contingent Work and Alternate Work Arrangements
Committee Meeting 2 | June 10-11
Keck Center, Washington, DC

Challenges and New Approaches for Protecting Privacy in Federal Statistical Programs

Workshop | June 6-7, 2019
NAS Building, Washington, DC

CNSTAT Public Seminar
National Statistics for Public Policy: 
Linkages Among Federal, State and Local Data
May 10, 2019

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).


Recent Publications
 Monitoring Educational Equity
MonitoringEdEquityReportcoverEducational attainment is a valued goal for all children in the United States, but disparities in educational attainment among population groups have characterized the U.S. throughout its history. In order to inform actions that can reduce disparities, information is needed to illuminate the level of disparities that exist, why they arise, and which children are most affected. A set of indicators – measures used to track performance and monitor change over time – can help provide this information. This report identifies 16 key indicators of equity and recommends a centralized, consistently reported system of indicators that can inform policies and practices to reduce disparities. The report is available online.

Using Models to Estimate Hog Production

UsingModelsEstimateHogProductionReportCoverIn May 2019 the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asked the Committee on National Statistics to host a workshop to discuss the NASS models for hog production. The proceedings of this workshop are available online. To learn more about the workshop visit the project's website.  


Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in the United States: Considerations and Complexities

Human Trafficking WiBThis publication from the Committee on National Statistics and the Committee on Population summarizes a workshop held in April 2019 that explored innovative sampling methods, technological approaches, and analytical strategies for estimating the prevalence of sex and labor trafficking in vulnerable populations. The workshop brought together statisticians, survey methodologists, researchers, public health practitioners, and other experts who work closely with human trafficking data or with the survivors of trafficking.

More information 

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

RoadmapReducePoverty_CoverThis report released by the Board on Youth Children and Families and the Committee on National Statistics concludes that poverty causes negative outcomes for children, especially if it occurs in early childhood or persists through a large part of childhood. The report identifies two packages of policies and programs that could reduce child poverty in the United States by half within 10 years, at a cost far lower than the estimated costs it bears from child poverty.

Learn more about the study.
Download the report here

Methods to Foster Transparency and Reproducibility of Federal Statistics

MethodsFosterTransparencyWorkshop_CoverAt the request of the National Science Foundation a workshop on Transparency and Reproducibility in Federal Statistics was held in 2018. The goal of the workshop was to develop some understanding of what principles and practices are, or would be, supportive of making federal statistics more understandable and reviewable, both by agency staff and the public. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Download the report here.




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