FEB 06 2010

Census Data Problems – A Symptom of Poor Data Governance?

United States Census Bureau

Data governance can help ensure that the data are current, correct, relevant, secure from inappropriate use, and readily available in a timely and appropriate form to those who should have it. An interesting new paper can be found at http://bpp.wharton.upenn.edu/betseys/papers/Inaccurate%20Age%20and%20Sex%20Data%20in%20Census%20PUMS%20Files.pdf . Its authors conclude, “The resulting errors in the public use data are severe, and,…

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