How much do we count? interpretation and error-making in the decennial census

  title={How much do we count? interpretation and error-making in the decennial census},
  author={Roberta Rehner Iversen and Frank F. Furstenberg and Alisa A. Belzer},
Following a critique of the 1990 decennial census procedures, we conducted a field study among low-income, inner-city residents in 1991 to examine how they conceptualized and managed the civic task of census response. Interpretations about the purpose and meaning of the census, about commitment to the task, and about connection to government, singly and together with literacy skills (e.g., reading and general literacy competence), were associated with errors that are not detectable by… CONTINUE READING

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