OCT. 15, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a series of technical notes on Select Topics in International Censuses. Each note highlights a new subject, method or operation relevant to census planners in middle- to low-income countries. A new technical note is now available on Disclosure Avoidance and the Census.
This brief provides National Statistical Offices (NSOs) with information on types of disclosure events that may occur and outlines the four disclosure avoidance phases that an NSO could go through in a census to ensure good data stewardship.
The technical notes complement the U.N. Principles and Recommendations on Population and Housing Censuses by describing certain topics in more detail. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Select Topics in International Censuses series is designed for staff in national statistical offices to assist them in addressing some of the significant issues in the 2020 round of censuses.
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