Actions Needed for Successful Enumeration of the 2020 Census


Bryant Schneider (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures
BISAC: POL006000

The Bureau is responsible for conducting a complete and accurate decennial census of the U.S. population. The decennial census is mandated by the Constitution and provides vital data for the nation. A goal for the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Achieving a complete and accurate census is becoming an increasingly complex task, in part because the nation’s population is growing larger, more diverse, and more reluctant to participate. When the census misses a person who should have been included, it results in an undercount. Historically, certain sociodemographic groups have been undercounted in the census, which is particularly problematic given the many uses of census data. Chapter 1 reviews the Bureau’s plans for enumerating hard-to-count groups in the 2020 Census. The remaining chapters report on the reasons the 2020 Census remains on the High-Risk List and the steps the Bureau needs to take to mitigate risks to a successful census.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 2020 Census: Actions Needed to Address Challenges to Enumerating Hard-to-Count Groups
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 2020 Census: Actions Needed to Address Key Risks to a Successful Enumeration
Robert Goldenkoff and Nick Marinos

Chapter 3 2020 Census: Progress Report on the Census Bureau’s Efforts to Contain Enumeration Costs
Robert Goldenkoff and Carol R. Cha

Chapter 4 2020 Census: Actions Needed to Mitigate Key Risks Jeopardizing a Cost-Effective and Secure Enumeration
United States Government Accountability Office


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