Demographers not only interpret and analyze demographic statistics. They also devise methods to combine statistics across sources and surveys to get a better demographic picture of the country. Check out our methodological review and links to professional organizations for more information.
USA Demography is pleased to present a three part series on the methods underpinning the U. S. demographic system. Just click on any title below to download each presentation.
With the release of the 5-year data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Census Bureau completed the transition from collecting detailed demographic, social, and economic data once a decade on the census "long form" to an annually updated rolling 5-year average estimate for every level of geography. However, along with the increased currency of data comes major methodological challenges. In the first of a series of methodological reviews of the ACS we present an analysis of the differences bwtween the ACS measurement of migration and other more traditional migration methods.