PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECENNIAL CENSUS DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING - PART IV PLANS FOR THE 1990 CENSUS--INTRODUCTION

The session on Plans for the 1990 Census clearly illustrates how much progress has been made since 1973. The first paper in this session, presents an overview of planning process for 1990 and contrasts the current approach with that leading to the 1980 census. It highlights the issues and alternatives being considered by those at the bureau faced with planning and leading 1990 endeavor. It sets forth and describes the five areas in which the bureau fully expects to make improvements over the 1980 performance, namely, collection, automation, outreach and publicity, coverage improvement and measurement, and content. The second paper focuses specifically on the issues concerning transportation data. Following some introductory detail on the planning process, much of the discussion is devoted to issues unique to transportation items in the census, including questionnaire content, coding, and tabulation. Some hard questions are also raised. The final paper provides a clear description of the Census Bureau's proposed methodology for dealing with location, in other words, how the bureau plans to assign each housing unit and work location to the correct geographic location, be it street, tract, county, or political entity. The paper describes clearly and in detail the bureau's new approach to provide the required support materials in dealing with small area data.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 99-100
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECENNIAL CENSUS DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00399331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part IV
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1988 12:00AM