Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded official Census Bureau publications.
Measuring Intent to Participate and Participation in the 2010 Census
This study explored whether probability sample telephone survey data and data from nonprobability sample Internet surveys.
Qualitative Testing of the 2010 Census ETL Forms
This report documents the first qualitative testing of the Enumeration of Transitory Locations, a new Census operation for 2010.
Iterative Cognitive Testing of the 2010 Race and Hispanic Origin
The results and recommendations of this report will inform the 2010 Census Program for Evaluations and Experiments (CPEX).
Motivating Non-English-Speaking Populations for Census
To meet the growing demand of including non-English-speaking populations in the U.S. Census Bureau decennial censuses and demographic surveys.
The ACS Hispanic Origin Question: 2000 to 2007
This paper evaluates the quality of origin data from the question on Hispanic origin in the ACS for the years 2000 to 2007.
Effects of the 1986 Motivational Insert on Census Form Mail Response
This paper describes the design and results of an experiment conducted during an early pretest of the 1990 Decennial.
Summary Report of Cognitive Testing on Residence Rules Instructions
This report describes the results of cognitive testing on five new formats for presenting the residence instructions.
Lower Mail Response in the 1990 Census: A Preliminary Interpretation
The lower than expected mail response to the 1990 Decennial Census increased costs.
Evaluating the Public Information Campaign for the 1980 Census-Results
The Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Survey was a major component of the effort to evaluate the effectiveness of the 1980 public information campaign.
Mode Effects on Gathering a Household Roster and Alternate Addresses
Staff conducted two iterations of field testing of a survey instrument that examines household mobility and identifies people with multiple residences.
Post-9/11 Women Veterans
This analysis investigates how Post 9/11 women veterans are different from their predecessors, in terms of their post-military social and economic outcomes.
A Card-Sorting Study for the History of the Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Research Division (SRD) conducted a card-sorting study to evaluate how participants organize various photographs.
Identifying Concentrations of Employment in Metropolitan Areas
This Identifying Concentrations of Employment in Metropolitan Areas working paper is from 2010.