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Working Paper
Differences in ACS and 2010 Census Occupancy Status - Sampling Frame
Overview of differences between the 2010 Census universe of housing units and 2010 ACS housing unit sampling frame, related to occupancy status discrepancies.

Veterans' Racial and Ethnic Composition and Place of Birth: 2011
This brief highlights civilian veterans 18 years and older who currently reside in the United States, focusing on racial, ethnic, and regional diversity.

Working Paper
Evaluating Response in the ACS by Race and Ethnicity
Provides important information about the inclusion of racial and ethnic groups in the ACS.

Working Paper
Data Quality Assessment of the ACS Internet Response Data
Determines whether Internet respondents provided comparable data to mail respondents.

Working Paper
Option for Improving Mail Return Edit Used in Failed Edit Follow up
Exploration of using an alternative method in the mail return edit (assigning a point value to each missing item) to determine a reduced FEFU workload.

Working Paper
Projected 2013 Costs of a Voluntary American Community Survey
Provides updated cost and workload estimates associated with implementing a voluntary ACS.

Public Assistance Receipt in Past 12 Months for Households: 2010, 2011
This report presents data on public assistance receipt at the national and state levels based on the 2010 and the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).

Food Stamp/SNAP Receipt for Households by State: 2010 and 2011
This report presents data on food stamp/SNAP receipt at the national and state levels based on the 2010 and 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).

Poverty and Shared Households by State: 2011
This brief uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to explore the growth in shared households at the state level between 2007 and 2011.

The Foreign-Born Population from Africa: 2008-2012
This brief discusses the size, place of birth, geographical distribution, and educational attainment of the foreign born from Africa.

Multigenerational Households: 2009-2011
A topic of growing interest is that of multigenerational families—defined here as family households consisting of three or more generations.

School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011
This brief presents data on school enrollment and student work status for the nation based on the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).

Marital Events of Selected Group Quarters Populations: 2009-2011
Incidence of recent marriage, divorce, and widowhood among people living in group quarters.

The Foreign Born From Asia: 2011
This brief discusses the size, place of birth, citizenship status, educational attainment, and geographic distribution of the foreign born from Asia in the U.S.

Work-Life Earnings by Field of Degree and Occupation
This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course of a career.

Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Characteristics: 2011
Information about the field or major of bachelor’s degrees, earnings, and selected employment characteristics for the population aged 25 and over.

Working Paper
Refreshing Community Address Updating System Block Score for 2011
Analyzed the post 2010 Decennial Address Canvassing results of the Demographic Area Address Listing program.

Working Paper
Results from the April 2011 Puerto Rico Community Survey Internet Test
Summarizes results of the PRCS Internet Test conducted in April 2011.

Poverty: 2010 and 2011
This report, using data from the 2010 and 2011 American Community Surveys, compares poverty rates for the nation, states and large metro areas.

Health Insurance Coverage of Young Adults: 2008, 2009, and 2011
Early estimates from the National Health Interview Survey have shown that the uninsured rate for adults aged 19 to 25 declined in the first 6 months of 2011.

Household Income for States: 2010 and 2011
Estimates from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2011 ACS show household income continues to decline.

Working Paper
Improving Weighted Person-Level Estimates from the ACS's PUMS
Research into using an expanded weighting matrix to improve consistency between estimates of the full sample ACS and its Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS).

Working Paper
An Evaluation of the Transition to the iCADE Data Capture System
Overview of the ACS evaluation of the iCADE system, including the flow of forms through the data capture process, and the 2011 workloads by step.

Working Paper
2011 ACS Internet Tests: Results from First Test in April 2011
Summarizes results of first ACS Internet test to determine the best way to present the Internet mode in the ACS mailings to maximize self-response.

Working Paper
2011 ACS Internet Tests: Results from Second Test in November 2011
Summarizes results of second ACS Internet test to determine the best way to present the Internet mode in the ACS mailings to maximize self-response.

Working Paper
Investigation: Expanding Community Address Updating System Universe
Analyzed results of the Census 2010 address canvassing and experimental listings conducted by the Community Address Updating System.

Working Paper
ACS and 2010 Census Occupancy Status - Data Collection Methods
Review of ACS field representative and Census enumerator procedures, training, etc. to identify differences that contribute to occupancy status discrepancies.

Working Paper
Feedback from Small Area Data Users on ACS 5-Year Estimates
Summary of results from a series of outreach sessions conducted to gain feedback on 5-year estimates from users of small area statistics.

The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2010
This report presents a portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States.

Population With Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Race & Hispanic Origin
People aged 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher among racial and Hispanic-origin groups.

Working Paper
Ungeocoded File Records in Counties Outside Census 2000 Blue Line
Evaluation of decision to begin using ungeocoded delivery sequence file records.

Working Paper
Design of the American Community Survey Internet Instrument
Details the design considerations in developing the ACS Internet instrument used in both 2011 ACS Internet tests.

Working Paper
American Community Survey/Census Group Quarters Match
Evaluation of match between ACS and 2010 Census group quarters lists.

Working Paper
April 2011 ACS Internet Test: Attitudes and Behavior Study Follow up
Summarizes the findings from a follow up survey of mail responders, Internet responders, and nonresponders in the experimental treatment of the Internet Test.

Working Paper
Translation Review & Cognitive Testing: ACS Language Assistance Guides
Documents findings of research program to pretest language assistance guide translations.

Working Paper
Identifying Records That Elude Housing Unit Frame Filters
Analysis of 2009 address canvassing results in an attempt to address the increasing over-coverage in the ACS housing unit frame.


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