Resolving the Tension Between Access and Confidentiality: Past Experience and Future Plans at the U.S. Census Bureau
AbstractThis paper provides an historical context for access to U.S. Federal statistical data with a primary focus on the U.S. Census Bureau. We review the various modes used by the Census Bureau to make data available to users, and highlight the costs and benefits associated with each. We highlight some of the specific improvements underway or under consideration at the Census Bureau to better serve its data users, as well as discuss the broad strategies employed by statistical agencies to respond to the challenges of data access.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 09-33.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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- NEP-ALL-2009-10-17 (All new papers)
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