Methodology Used to Measure Census Coverage

  • William P. O’HareEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)


The two primary methods used to assess the accuracy of the U.S. Census (Demographic Analysis and Dual Systems Estimates) are introduced. A short history of Demographic Analysis (DA) in assessing the U.S Census is presented. The methodologies for DA and Dual Systems Estimates are provided along with the potential errors and limitations in the DA method. The reasons why DA is the preferred method for assessing census coverage for young children are presented.


Demographic analysis Dual systems estimates Post enumeration survey Census coverage measurement 


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  1. 1.O’Hare Data and Demographic Services LLCEllicott CityUSA

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