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Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census

Who is Missed?

Authors: O’Hare, William P

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  • This open access book provides an overview of which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the higher undercount differentials in the US census
  • Discusses why census undercounts occur
  •      Combines all the statistical evidence on this topic in one publication
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About this book

This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as “differential undercount”, by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur. In addition to focusing on measuring census coverage for several demographic characteristics, including age, gender, race, Hispanic origin status, and tenure, it also considers several of the main hard-to-count populations, such as immigrants, the homeless, the LBGT community, children in foster care, and the disabled. However, given the dearth of accurate undercount data for these groups, they are covered less comprehensively than those demographic groups for which there is reliable undercount data from the Census Bureau. This book is of interest to demographers, statisticians, survey methodologists, and all those interested in census coverage.


About the authors

Dr. O’Hare is a social demographer who has spent forty years using data to increase public understanding disadvantaged groups. For the past 25 years, he has been involved in the KIDS COUNT project at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He has been an expert witness in more than a dozen lawsuits and has testified before Congress several times. Most of his professional writing has been for public rather than scholarly audiences, and he has been quoted in numerous newspapers, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY and many other newspapers. He has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Who Is Missing? Undercounts and Omissions in the U.S. Census

    Pages 1-12

    O’Hare, William P.

  • The Importance of Census Accuracy: Uses of Census Data

    Pages 13-24

    O’Hare, William P.

  • Methodology Used to Measure Census Coverage

    Pages 25-38

    O’Hare, William P.

  • The Big Picture; Fundamentals of Differential Undercounts

    Pages 39-49

    O’Hare, William P.

  • Census Coverage Differentials by Age

    Pages 51-62

    O’Hare, William P.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10973-8
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10972-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census
Book Subtitle
Who is Missed?
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Population Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10973-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10973-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10972-1
Series ISSN
2211-3215
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 167
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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