IPUMS USA Introduces New Feature: Census Editing Procedures Tab

Census forms are sent out to households, filled out by families, and returned. But that’s not the end of their journey. Sometimes a response will be edited by the Census if the form was filled out incorrectly. What responses are edited the most? Why are forms filled out incorrectly? Some people tend to leave them blank if they feel it is an invasion of privacy. How does the Census determine what is true or false? IPUMS users can now access the Census editing procedures for the American Community Survey on the IPUMS website. This feature allows IPUMS users to understand how the Census Bureau edits responses in order to provide more accurate data.

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