ident fathers and children, and how legal institutions and other policies affect family change. As part of a cross-university consortium of researchers, she is developing new models for explaining family change and variation, in which family dynamics and residence patterns will be important components. She has also participated in the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey. She has collaborated on research to improve the quality of data on children’s living arrangements, transfers, and contact with nonresident parents using information from surveys and administrative data. She received her master’s and Ph.D. degress in sociology from the University of Michigan.


C. Matthew Snipp is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He has written extensively on American Indians and has written specifically on the interaction of American Indians and the U.S. census. He was a member of the CNSTAT Panel on Research on Future Census Methods, which reviewed early plans for the 2010 decennial census. He has served on the Census Bureau’s Technical Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Statistics and the Native American Population Advisory Committee, both of the U.S. Census Bureau. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.


Roger Tourangeau is director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland and a senior research scientist at the University of Michigan. Previously, he was a senior methodologist at the Gallup Organization, where he designed and selected samples and carried out methodological studies, and at the National Opinion Research Center, where he founded and directed the Statistics and Methodology Center. His research focuses on attitude and opinion measurement and on differences across methods of data collection; he also has extensive experience as an applied sampler, and is well known for his work on the cognitive aspects of survey methodology. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has served on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly and on the Census Joint Advisory Panel. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.



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