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Digital Applications in the Federal Government: The Social Security Administration, the Bureau of the Census, and the U.S. Postal Service

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3: How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195165869
eISBN:
9780199868025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the impact of IT on the work of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Bureau of the Census, and the US Postal Service (USPS). All three organizations extensively use ... More


Where Are We Exactly?

Kenneth Prewitt

in What Is "Your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157030
eISBN:
9781400846795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157030.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter calls for very specific changes in the census race and ethnic questions. The strategy depends on a close understanding of the political and technical landscape. It is often the fine ... More


Impressionistic Realism: A European Focus on US Poverty Measurement

David S. Johnson

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter places research carried out for this section of the volume in the perspective of US attempts to measure poverty as well as work carried out at the Census Bureau to implement an improved ... More


Demographics of Turnout

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey to provide an extensive description and discussion of aggregate and demographic group-specific turnout rates since 1972, ... More


The LEHD Infrastructure Files and The Creation of The Quarterly Workforce Indicators

John M. Abowd, Bryce E. Stephens, Lars Vilhuber, Fredrik Andersson, Kevin L. McKinney, Marc Roemer, and Simon Woodcock

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter reports a detailed documentation of the Longitudinal Employer-Households Dynamics Program (LEHD) data sources and the methods used to construct the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI). ... More


Ethnic Marketing of Population Statistics

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Census Bureau’s external relations. It covers the publicity programs directed specifically toward ethnic groups; the agency’s use of marketing techniques for targeted ... More


Big Government and Small Universities Take On Big Information, 1870–1941

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter argues that government in America became complex and large, requiring more varied types of information, just as did large commercial enterprises. It describes how three agencies used ... More


The Census and African Americans Within and Outside the Bureau

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the relationship between the Census Bureau and African Americans. In the first half of the twentieth century, the history of the agency’s relations with the black population ... More


The Children's Bureau under Julia Lathrop: Government at Its Best

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the reasons why a bill proposing a children's bureau never reached the floor of Congress. Opponents argued that a children's bureau would be unconstitutional, because it would ... More


The Role of Retail: Chains National, Regional, and Industry Results

Ronald S. Jarmin, Shawn D. Klimek, and Javier Miranda

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter addresses the entry and exit of establishments and firms in the U.S. retail sector based on analysis of the Census Bureau's newly developed Longitudinal Business Database (LBD). It ... More


Women as Census Workers and as Relays in the Field

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the role of women in the history of the US census. Beginning with the 1920 census, and with women gaining the right to vote that same year, the Census Bureau began devoting ... More


Costs of Air Quality Regulation

Randy A. Becker and J. Vernon Henderson

in Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An ongoing debate in the United States concerns the costs imposed by environmental regulations on industry. This chapter explores some of the costs associated with air quality regulation, focusing on ... More


Introduction

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about the proposed new architecture of the U.S. national accounts and the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs). The chapters in ... More


The Census and Public Health

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the importance of the census for public health. The US Constitution mandates that each resident of the country be counted at least every 10 years. As the 2020 census ... More


A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This book brings together a group of contributors to initiate the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated set of United States national accounts. The purpose of the new architecture is ... More


Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Timothy Dunne, J. Jensen, and Mark J. Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The Census Bureau has recently begun releasing official statistics that measure the movements of firms in and out of business and workers in and out of jobs. The economic analyses in this book ... More


Epilogue: The Fortunes of Census Classifications (1940–2000)

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews developments from 1940 to 2000. Among these is the increased awareness of the census. On the one hand, the Census Bureau itself published for every census an administrative ... More


The Software Process

Bruce I. Blum

in Beyond Programming: To A New Era of Design

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091601
eISBN:
9780197560662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091601.003.0016
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

Now that the foundation has been laid, I can turn to the principal concern of this book: software design. I use the word design in its most expansive ... More


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