Hide and Seek: The Historian and Nineteenth-Century Social Accounting

@inproceedings{Debats1991HideAS,
  title={Hide and Seek: The Historian and Nineteenth-Century Social Accounting},
  author={Donald A. Debats},
  year={1991}
}
The problem of census undercounts, a familiar political issue for modern groups or instrumentalities that consider themselves underrepresented in the Census Bureau statistics, has only recently attracted attention from historians. While the modern “miss rate” is potentially high among some groups (the reason for the emphasis on the homeless in the 1990 census), the general rate of underenumeration appears to have diminished in recent censuses. The bureau acknowledges a net undercount of 5.6% of… CONTINUE READING