The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a variety of research projects that use administrative records linked to census and survey data. Some of these projects generate new social and economic statistics, while others investigate ways to use linked data to improve sampling frames, survey measurement, and reduce respondent burden.
Additionally, U.S. Census Bureau collaborates with other stakeholders, including federal and state partners, to support the need for using statistical research to conduct evidence-driven program evaluation. Collaborations with researchers from academic and other institutions have led to the exploration of new avenues of research.
Census Longitudinal Infrastructure Project (CLIP)
Research building on Census' established infrastructure for linking records across data sources.
American Opportunity Study (AOS)
Collaborative effort to enable new research on social and economic mobility.
Social, Economic and Demographic Research
Exploratory research on a variety of topics including racial and ethnic identification and fluidity, income inequality, and social and economic mobility.
Program Participation and Policy-Related Research
Innovative research on program participation, including eligibility, coverage, and socioeconomic and well-being outcomes.
Record Linkage and the Person Identification Validation System (PVS)
Research on the quality of person matches to improve and expand record linkage with a variety of contemporary and historical data sources.
HUD's Moving to Opportunity and Family Options Study Research
Partnership with HUD to expand the Census Bureau's data linkage infrastructure.