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At the Census Bureau, we aim to discuss important research in government statistics, and stimulate informed debate. Research ranges from substantive topics of interest in demography, economics and other social sciences, to methodological questions, such as the role of statistical modeling in surveys, designs for the Decennial Census, research on record linkage and confidentiality protection.

Research is more important to us now than ever before. There is increased demand for data products, and the questions asked are becoming more complex and hard to measure.

On the other hand, surveys and censuses are increasingly expensive and challenging to mount. The forum will describe research at the Census Bureau that is essential to reconciling these tendencies.

In certain postings, opinions and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Census Bureau. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed.

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Research Matters Blog
Reengineered Address Canvassing Methods to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs of 2020 Census
April 28, 2016  
In-office address canvassing allows the Census Bureau to update its address list to ensure a complete and accurate census.

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Understanding Census Bureau Address Ranges
April 15, 2016  
The Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) system is a national geospatial database of address ranges, linear features, addresses, address location points, geographic areas and boundaries.

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Evaluating 2013-2014 Trends in County-Level Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Working-Age Adults
April 02, 2016  
In 2014, many major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect. One key provision of the Affordable Care Act was the option for states to expand their Medicaid eligibility to most working-age adults living at or below 138 percent of poverty.

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Health Insurance Disparities are Closing Among Working-Age Adults
April 02, 2016  
Between 2013 and 2014, the share of people without health insurance, or uninsured rate, decreased by 2.9 percentage points overall to 10.4 percent.

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Poverty by Age and Sex: An Examination of the Distribution in Poverty Between 1966 and 2014
April 02, 2016  
Researchers, analysts and policymakers have long noted that women are more likely to fall below the poverty line than men. However, the poverty differential between men and women is not consistent throughout life.

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Separate but Unequal: The Nature of Income Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas
April 02, 2016  
Income inequality as a concept is straightforward. Are there many haves and have-nots or do most people earn close to the same amount of money? However, the measurement of income inequality is not so straightforward.

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How Does Growing Up in Assisted Housing Affect Adult Earnings?
April 01, 2016  
In 2000, nearly 3 million children under age 18 lived in voucher-supported or public housing sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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