Research Report Administrative Records in the 2020 US Census
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Civil Rights Considerations and Opportunities
Dave McClure, Robert Santos, Shiva Kooragayala
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The Census Bureau has been developing administrative records-based solutions to reduce the decennial census’ cost, which they plan to use in 2020. However, the implications of these new approaches are still unclear for vulnerable subpopulations who may be misrepresented by administrative data. This report discusses the Census Bureau’s plan for using administrative records in the 2020 Census, potential implications and concerns expressed by the civil rights and research communities, and recommendations distilled from an expert convening on ways the Census Bureau and the civil rights community can collaborate to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the 2020 Census.
Research Areas Health and health care Nonprofits and philanthropy Families Race and equity Immigrants and immigration Housing Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
Tags Family and household data Immigrant communities demographics and trends Inequality and mobility Immigrant communities and racial equity LGBTQ+ people and racial equity LGBTQ+ rights and antidiscrimination
Policy Centers Statistical Methods Group