Innovations in federal statistics : combining data sources while protecting privacy

Federal government statistics provide critical information to the country and serve a key role in a democracy. For decades, sample surveys with instruments carefully designed for particular data needs have been one of the primary methods for collecting data for federal statistics. However, the costs...

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Corporate Authors: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Panel on Improving Federal Statistics for Policy and Social Science Research Using Multiple Data Sources and State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.)
Other Authors: Groves, Robert M. (Editor), Harris-Kojetin, Brian A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC The National Academies Press 2017, [2017]
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Summary:Federal government statistics provide critical information to the country and serve a key role in a democracy. For decades, sample surveys with instruments carefully designed for particular data needs have been one of the primary methods for collecting data for federal statistics. However, the costs of conducting such surveys have been increasing while response rates have been declining, and many surveys are not able to fulfill growing demands for more timely information and for more detailed information at state and local levels. Innovations in Federal Statistics examines the opportunities and risks of using government administrative and private sector data sources to foster a paradigm shift in federal statistical programs that would combine diverse data sources in a secure manner to enhance federal statistics. This first publication of a two-part series discusses the challenges faced by the federal statistical system and the foundational elements needed for a new paradigm
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 136 pages)) illustration
ISBN:030945428X
9780309454285