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Working Paper
Measurement Error: Relationship Status of Same-Sex Couples, 2009 ACS
Examines predictors of same-sex couples reporting their relationship as "husband or wife" using 2009 ACS 1-year internal data and logistic regression.

Working Paper
Comparing 2010 ACS & 2010 Census Occupancy, Vacancy, & Household Size
Discusses comparisons and design and methodology differences between 2010 ACS and 2010 Census on occupancy status, vacancy status, and household size.

Areas With Concentrated Poverty: 2006–2010
Shows the distributions and characteristics of the U.S. population by the levels of poverty of the census tracts in which they live.

Native North American Languages Spoken at Home: 2006-2010
Data on the frequency and percentage of the U.S. population aged 5 and over who spoke a Native North American lan­guage at home.

Working Paper
Evaluation of Multiple Responses
Assesses respondents' multiple responses to questions requiring a single response and if ACS should continue to blank multiple responses in the mail mode.

90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
An overview of the population aged 90 and over in the United States and a comparative analysis between older age groups.

The Newly Arrived Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2010
This report focuses on the “newly arrived” foreign born, defined here as those who came to live in the United States in 2005 or later.

The Foreign Born With Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010
This brief will discuss patterns of science and engineering educational attainment within the foreign-born population living in the United States.

School-Aged Children With Disabilities in Metropolitan Areas: 2010
Of the 53.9 million school-aged children (aged 5 to 17) in the U.S. population, about 2.8 million (5.2 percent) were reported to have a disability in 2010.

Lifetime Mobility in the United States: 2010
This brief examines lifetime mobility in the United States using place of birth and current residence data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS).

Food Stamp/SNAP Receipt for Households by State: 2009 and 2010
As households continue to face uncertain economic times, food stamp/SNAP participation continues to increase in the United States.

Child Poverty in the United States 2009 and 2010
Comparison of national and state-level child poverty rates for all children by race group and Hispanic origin for each state and the District of Columbia.

Working Paper
Evaluation of ACS Mail Materials and Strategy During the 2010 Census
Describes results of testing messaging and design changes to the ACS mailing materials to minimize impact of 2010 Census activities on ACS mail response rates.

Working Paper
Evaluation of Responses to H25 - The Impact of Current Residence Rule
Project uses responses to the H25 question on the ACS questionnaire to provide information regarding the use of the current residence rule in the ACS.

U.S. Neighborhood Income Inequality in the 2005-2009 Period
Income inequality is one measure of societal conditions.

Poverty: 2009 and 2010
Comparison of poverty rates for the nation, states, and large metropolitan statistical areas.

Public Assistance Receipt for Households: 2009 and 2010
Data on public assistance receipt at the national and state levels based on the 2009 and the 2010 American Community Surveys (ACS).

Working Paper
Comparison of the ACS Voluntary Versus Mandatory Estimates
Re-examination of data to assess if estimates produced from a voluntary ACS would differ from estimates produced from a mandatory ACS.

Working Paper
Evaluating Use of Family Equalization for ACS Weighting Methodology
Evaluated the effects of change in weighting methodology in both the 2006 and 2007 ACS.

Working Paper
Analysis: Variances of Estimates of the Group Quarters Population
Determines for which estimates GQ variances are highest and the effects of the higher variances and assesses why GQ population estimates have higher variances.

Working Paper
Using Subcounty Population Estimates as Controls in Weighting for ACS
Evaluated the effects of incorporating the PEP estimates for subcounty areas into the ACS weighting process.

Working Paper
Analysis: Alternate Variance Estimation Methods, Group Quarters Sample
Alternate variance estimation methods were compared to the successive difference replication method.

Commuting in the United States: 2009
Patterns of commuting for the nation and metropolitan statistical areas (metro areas) based on the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS).

Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates
The relationship between education and earnings is a long-analyzed topic of study.

Health Insurance Coverage of Workers, by Work Experience: 2008 & 2010
Using 2008 and 2010 American Community Surveys (ACS) data, this report explores work experience and health insurance coverage statuses of people aged 18 to 64.

Same-Sex Couple Households
Data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) on same-sex couple households at national and state levels.

The Foreign Born from Latin America and the Caribbean: 2010
This brief will discuss the size, place of birth, citizenship status, and geographic distribution of the foreign born from Latin America in the United States.

Employment/Population Ratios for the 50 Largest MSAs: 2008, 2009, 2010
This report shows employment/population ratios for the 50 largest metropolitan areas between 2008 and 2010.

Household Income for States: 2009 and 2010
Data on median household income at the national and state levels

Working Paper
Quality Measures Associated with a Voluntary American Community Survey
Provides updated information about the quality implications associated with implementing a voluntary ACS.

Marital Events of Americans: 2009
Marriage, divorce, and widowhood are important events in the lives of many adults in the United States.

Working Paper
Quantifying Discrepancies Between Diverse Multi-Year Estimates
Offesr a critique of the comparison of diverse MYEs and discusses general method based on relative percent discrepancies.

Working Paper
Cost and Workload Implications of a Voluntary ACS
Provides updated information about the costs and workloads associated with implementing a voluntary ACS.

Working Paper
Simulating the Effect of Filtering on 5-Year Estimates
Assessment focused on what would happen if standard ACS filtering rules were applied to the 5-year MYES data and adjusted 2005-2007 weighted data.

Working Paper
5-year MYES Estimates: Comparison - Census 2000 Long Form Estimates
Summarizes results of projects on the potential quality or reliability of ACS 5-year data.

Working Paper
Data Quality Filtering of Multiyear Estimates in ACS Data Products
Documents research that attempts to answer questions about ACS's filtering procedures.

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