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Working Paper
Investigating Methods to Support Subannual State-Level Estimates
Investigates methods to support subannual state-level estimates of health insurance coverage.

Working Paper
2014 Pre-Notice Test
Learn about the effects of removing the prenotice letter from the American Community Survey Mail Contact Strategy.

Working Paper
2015 ACS Mail Contact Strategy Modification Test
Learn more about the 2015 ACS Mail Contact Strategy Modification Test.

Working Paper
Market Research Tools for Veteran Small Businesses
The veteran question has been revised and expanded to collect information on whether the veteran was service-disabled, served on active duty.

Working Paper
Replacing/Supplementing Year Built on the ACS with Admin Records
Investigates administrative record sources for the year built question on the ACS.

Working Paper
2015 Replacement Mail Questionnaire Package Test
Learn more about testing modifications to the replacement mail questionnaire package for the ACS.

Working Paper
Potential Data Sources to Replace/Enhance Condo Status on the ACS
Investigates administrative record sources for the condominium question on the ACS.

Working Paper
Results from the 2015 Data Products Survey for the ACS
Provides an overview of the 2015 ACS Data Products Survey results.

Working Paper
Assessing the Validity of the ACS English-Ability Question
This study is a first step in attempting to assess the continued validity of the English-ability item on the American Community Survey.

Working Paper
Results from the 2015 Data Products Survey for the ACS: Exec Summary
Provides an overview of the 2015 ACS Data Products Survey results.

Working Paper
Replacing/Supplementing the ACS Phone Question with Admin Records
Investigates administrative record sources on phone service.

2015 Envelope Mandatory Messaging Test Preliminary Report
Learn more about research into how removing “YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW” from ACS mailing envelopes might affect return rates.

Working Paper
An Examination of Self-Response for Hard-to-Interview Groups
Examines how adding the Internet option affected self-response levels for groups that have been more difficult to interview.

Who Drives to Work? Commuting by Automobile in the United States: 2013
This report focuses on patterns of commuting by private vehicle among U.S. workers in 2013.

Working Paper
Impact of Mode-Based Imputation on ACS Estimates
Investigates whether there was any evidence that ACS estimates would be affected by an imputation methodology that would take mode of response into account.

Variance Issues Related to Generalized Regression Estimation
Presents results of an investigation to determine if there are any underlying causes of the use of generalized regression modeling.

Working Paper
Plumbing and Kitchen Facilities in Housing Units
Learn more about effects of removing the flush toilet question from the facilities questions on the survey (measuring complete plumbing facilities).

Working Paper
Documentation and Analysis of Item Allocation Rates
Determined how item allocation rates vary for social, economic, and demographic subgroups, and by geographic area.

Working Paper
Review of Administrative Data Sources Relevant to the ACS
Learn more about how administrative data sources could be used to replace or improve ACS questions.

Working Paper
Reliability of ACS 5-Year Est. of Race Groups and AIAN Populations
Learn more about the reliability of estimates of characteristics of race groups and tribal groupings across various levels of geography.

Young Adult Migration: 2007–2009 to 2010–2012
This report describes the demographic and socioeconomic status of young adult migrants, aged 18 to 34 using ACS 3-year estimates.

Remarriage in the United States
This report uses data from the 2008–2012 American Community Survey to describe remarriage, including patterns by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receipt: 2000-2013
The ACS question about SNAP identifies households in which one or more current members received SNAP during the past 12 months.

Working Paper
Reducing Burden in Computer Assisted Personal Visit - Phase 3 Results
Identify a set of possible stopping rules to use in the ACS CAPI operation to reduce the burden that sample households may feel.


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