This body of work examines changes in race and Hispanic origin responses across different contexts and over time. This research originates from the Census Bureau’s broader effort examining the use of administrative records and third party data in survey and decennial operations. One potential use is to utilize administrative records when race and Hispanic origin responses are missing. These papers investigate the level of matched race and Hispanic origin responses for different groups, data sources, collection contexts, and across time.
Race & Hispanic Origin Reporting Across Admin. Records & Other Sources
This paper explores different methods to assign one race and one Hispanic response when responses are discrepant.
An outside view: What do observers say about races & Hispanic origins?
This paper studies patterns of observer identification using a unique, large, linked data source with two measures of a person’s race and Hispanic origin.
Joining, Leaving, Staying in the Amer. Indian/Alaska Native Category
Response changes should be considered when conceptualizing and operationalizing “the American Indian and Alaska Native population.”