Census 2000 will include significant changes to the TIGER database and to the questionnaires that will be distributed to the public.
Several important changes are in the works for Census 2000.
The most controversial change, which is the introduction of statistical sampling designed to reduce
A Commentary on MicroSofts MapPoint 2000 Announcement
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Let’s be clear about the sampling issue.
The Census Bureau has been using sampling for years. Detailed socioeconomic data collected on the long form have always come from a representative sample of households. The plan for Census 2000 is a proposal to augment the traditional census with three s
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