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Working Paper No. 77
U.S. Census Bureau
Washington, D.C. 20233
November 21, 2005
This report is released to inform interested parties of research and to encourage discussion. The views expressed on (statistical, methodological, technical, or operational) issues are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the U.S. Census Bureau.Acknowledgments The author wishes to thank Art Cresce, and Jorge del Pinal in Population Division for their overall guidance for this paper. Content review was provided by Frank Hobbs and Campbell Gibson.
Data and Methods
The Hispanic Origin Question
Unedited Response Types
Original Edit Procedures for the Hispanic Origin Question
Improvements to the Hispanic Origin Question Edit Procedures
Demographic Variables Used in the Analysis
Multiple Logistics Analysis
Results and Key Findings
Findings from the Origin Index
FIGURES: Figure 1. Evolution of the Hispanic Question from the 1970 Census to the 2000 Census.
DETAILED TABLESTable 1. Differences Between Original and Revised Pre-edit Specifications for Multiple-Origin Reporting in Census 2000 for the United States.
|0||35 and over|
|Race||1||2 or mores races|
|Mode of data collection||1||Mail return form|
|Origin||1||2 or more origins|
|0||No Origin or single origin|
Cresce, A. and R. Ramirez (2003). Analysis of General Hispanic Responses in Census 2000. U.S.
Census Bureau: Population Division Working Paper No. 72. Washington DC.
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Migration: Quality of Foreign-Born and Hispanic Population Data. U.S. Census Bureau:
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Washington DC.* [C2KBR/01-3]
Martin, B. (2002). Questionnaire Effects on Reporting of Race and Hispanic Origin: Results of a
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1996 National Content Survey. Population Division Working Paper No. 16. Washington DC.
__________(1996). Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test. Population Division
Working Paper No.18. Washington DC.*