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How the Data Are Collected: 2012

This section describes how the Census Bureau collected the 2012 Census of Governments: Finance – Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data and how the published data were generated. Select the appropriate topic below for information on the sampling frame, collection periods, collection methods, editing, imputation, sampling error, response rates and nonsampling error.

Population of Interest - Description of sampling frame

Data Collection - Collection period and methods

Data Processing - Editing, imputation, and sampling error

Data Quality - Response rates and nonsampling errors

For further information, please refer to the 2012 Census of Governments: Finance – Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data 2012 Survey Methodology [PDF, 124KB]


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | State & Local Public-Employee Retirement Systems | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.pensions@census.gov |  Last Revised: April 29, 2014