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History of the Censuses

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Description

This webinar consists of a summary of the history of the census function in the United States from 1790 through 2010. Given the time available, it will only touch upon many topics that could support their own webinars. Among the topics covered will be:

  • Constitutional requirement for a census
  • Changes in the questions asked
  • How census data are collected
  • Introduction of data processing technology
  • Incorporation of probability sampling into the census
  • Geographic underpinning of the census

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