The Net Undercount of Children in the Decennial Census Based on Demographic Analysis by Dr. William P. O’Hare O’Hare Data and Demographic Services, LLC . COPAFS Presentation, June 7, 2013. Why Focus on The Undercount of Young Children in the Census? .
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The Net Undercount of Children in the Decennial Census Based on Demographic Analysis byDr. William P. O’HareO’HareData and Demographic Services, LLC
June 7, 2013
Compares census results to an independent estimate based largely on birth and death certificate data
Compares census results to a second follow-up survey conducted in selected areas (Called Census Coverage Measurement in 2010)
[births, deaths, net international migration]
P = B – D + NIM
Source: Census Bureau’s May 2012 DA Release
Hypothesis - Too many people who should have had age imputed as 0-4 got age imputed as 14-17 (or other age groups)
Hypothesis - Parents of young children don’t complete the census questionnaire because of time demands