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The U.S. Decennial Census: Politics and Political Science


Kenneth Prewitt


Columbia University

June 2010

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 13, pp. 237-254, 2010

Abstract:     
Political scientists make heavy use of census statistics but have given scant attention to the politics behind the production of those statistics. Key issues that merit analytic attention by political science include vote dilution, the policy of population growth and composition, distributional accuracy and census undercounts, the establishment of statistical races, the color-blind challenge to the ethnoracial classification, the political independence of federal statistics, the important distinction between the scientific production and the political use of the census and other statistical products, public concern about government intrusiveness, and the shift from survey and census data to administrative and digital data.

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Date posted: October 14, 2010  

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Prewitt, Kenneth, The U.S. Decennial Census: Politics and Political Science (June 2010). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 13, pp. 237-254, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1691288 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.polisci.031108.095600

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Columbia University ( email )
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States
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