Once, only once, and in the right place : residence rules in the decennial Census
The usefulness of US decennial census depends critically on the accuracy with which individual people are counted in specific housing units, at precise geographic locations. This book reviews the evolution of residence rules and the way residence concepts are presented to respondents.
Print Book, English, ©2006
National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., ©2006
xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 I Residence and the Census - 1 Introduction; 4 2 Residence Rules: Development and Interpretation; 5 II Residence Rules Meet Real Life: Challenges in Defining Residence - 3 The Nonhousehold Population; 6 4 Complex and Ambiguous Living Situations; 7 5 Mirroring America: Living Situations and the Census; 8 III Improvements for the Future - 6 Residence Principles for the Decennial Census; 9 7 Nonhousehold Enumeration; 10 8 Operations, Research, and Testing; 11 References; 12 Appendix A Residence Rules of the 2000 Census; 13 Appendix B Residence Concepts and Questions in Selected Foreign Censuses; 14 Appendix C Americans Residing Overseas; 15 Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff; 16 Index