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MPRC Seminar: Data on the Undercount of Young Children in the U.S. Decennial Census

When: Monday, February 11, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activities Building : 0124B
Event Type(s): Seminar

William O'Hare, Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, American Statistical Association, Census Bureau

About the Talk: This presentation provides basic data about the net undercount of young children in the U.S. Decennial Census. Results of demographic analysis show that young children (under age 5) had a net undercount rate of 4.6 percent in the 2010 Decennial Census which amounts to a net undercount of almost one million persons age 0-4. A few ideas about why young children experience high and increasing net undercount rates are explored, but there is very little evidence on the question of why young children have high undercount rates.


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