Describes the results of the Bureau's exploratory effort to apply the method of demographic analysis to the measurement of the coverage of the population of States in 1970.
The monograph provides several sets of estimates of the completeness of coverage derived by the method of demographic analysis or a combination of demographic analysis and the Bureau's Current Population Survey—1970 Census Match Study. Information is provided on the coverage of the white population and that of blacks and other races, the male and female populations, and the population in three broad age groups.
Consisting of eight chapters and seven appendixes, the monograph discusses the methodology used in detail. It reviews the principal findings, discusses the accuracy of the various estimates, and considers some implications of the figures and direction for future research.
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