COPAFS
 

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Federal Statistics in the FY 2012 Budget

Statistics produced by the federal government serve as a base for research in a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Population and vital statistics are central to the work of political scientists and demographers; employment, financial, and production data are essential for economists; and information on education and crime is used by sociologists and psychologists.

Observations from the Interagency Technical Working Group on Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure
Since the official U.S. poverty measure was first published in 1964, there has been continuing debate about alternative approaches to the measurement of poverty

  Federal Statistics in the 2011 Budget (140 KB , pdf)

  Socioeconomic Characteristics on Decennial Census Program Questionnaires, 1850-2010 (140 KB , pdf)

Federal Statistics in the FY 2010 Budget

Statistics produced by the federal government serve as a base for research in a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Population and vital statistics are central to the work of political scientists and demographers; employment, financial, and production data are essential for economists; and information on education and crime is used by sociologists and psychologists.

Final Metropolitan Area Standards
This Notice announces OMB's adoption of Standards for Defining Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas. These new standards replace and supersede the 1990 standards for defining Metropolitan Areas.

Budget Table-Principle Federal Statistical Agencies (19.5 kb, xls)

The Direction of Fertility in the United States (1.33 MB, pdf)
The genesis of this conference was the Census Bureau’s release of population projections for the United States in January 2000. These showed the possible future population in great detail for each year out to 2100.

Providing Incentives to Survey Respondents
The growing use of objective statistical information to guide decisions that affect the lives of most citizens has imposed high standards for the accuracy and completeness of data. Concerns about rates of response and about the quality of data that are provided increasingly have led Federal agencies to propose the use of incentives in government-sponsored surveys.

Poverty, Health Insurances and Disability (652 KB, pdf)

Sub-County Statistical Areas Program for the 2010 Census (500 KB, pdf)

Income, Poverty, Earnings and Health Coverage (5.88 MB, pdf)
Presented at the COPAFS Quarterly Meeting, September 12, 2008

  2010 Census Milestones (40.6 KB, pdf)