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The Net Coverage of Children Ages 5 to 9 in the U.S. Census

This study examines subnational coverage for the population ages 5 to 9 and compares census coverage of children ages 0 to 4 to those ages 5 to 9. Young children (ages 0 to 4) have higher net undercount rates than children ages 5 to 9, and the pattern is pervasive and long standing. The pattern […]

What the 2020 Census Tells Us About Middle Eastern North African (MENA) Children

One of the most important features of the recent U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to change the way people are classified by race and ethnicity in the federal statistical system (including the census) is the addition of a category for the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) population. The proposed changes by […]

State Undercount Rates for Young Children in the 2020 Census

Over the past decade there has been growing interest among researchers and Census stakeholders in the high and growing net undercount of young children (ages 0 to 4) in the U.S. Census which has resulted in a stream of research on this topic (O’Hare 2015: U.S. Census Bureau 2022;  Jensen 2022; Griffin and O’Hare 2022).  […]