This summary presents the findings of a preliminary attempt to determine whether the methods of cognitive anthropology can shed light on the problems of minority undercounting. It presents the results of an initial investigation of the conceptual system which informants (who were primarily poor and Black) use to understand the assignment of individuals to living space.
Gerber, Eleanor R. (2010). Calculating Residence: A Cognitive Approach to Household Membership Judgments Among Low Income Blacks . Statistical Research Division Research Report Series (Survey Methodology #2010-16). U.S. Census Bureau. Available online at <http://www.census.gov/srd/papers/pdf/rsm2010-16.pdf>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Research Division
Published online: June 29, 2010
Last revised: January 5, 1990