Appendix

Workshop Agenda

Workshop on the Future of Federal Household Surveys

November 4-5, 2010
Washington, DC

Thursday, November 4

8:30-8:50 Welcome by the Workshop Steering Committee Chair Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine

8:50-10:10

Federal Household Survey System at a Crossroads Chair: Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine

The State of Federal Household Data Collections in the United States

Katharine Abraham, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland

Survey Harmonization in Official Household Surveys in the United Kingdom

Paul Smith, UK Office for National Statistics (Presenter: Cynthia Clark, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)



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Appendix Workshop Agenda Workshop on the Future of Federal Household Surveys November 4-5, 2010 Washington, DC Thursday, November 4 8:30-8:50 Welcome by the Workshop Steering Committee Chair Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine 8:50-10:10 Federal Household Survey System at a Crossroads Chair: Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine The State of Federal Household Data Collections in the United States Katharine Abraham, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland Survey Harmonization in Official Household Surveys in the United Kingdom Paul Smith, UK Office for National Statistics (Presenter: Cynthia Clark, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture) 99

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100 THE FUTURE OF FEDERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS 10:10-10:25 Break 10:25-12:00 Federal Household Survey System at a Crossroads (continued) Statistics Without Surveys? About the Past, Present and Future of Data Collection in The Netherlands Jelke Bethlehem, Statistics Netherlands Statistics Canada’s Household Survey Strategy Jean-Louis Tambay, Statistics Canada Discussant Chester Bowie, National Opinion Research Center 12:00-1:00 Lunch to Continue Morning Discussion of the U.S. and International Models 1:00-2:45 Sampling Frames Chair: Graham Kalton, Westat Using Large Surveys to Assist in Frame Development for Smaller Surveys James Lepkowski, University of Michigan The Role of the American Community Survey in Sampling Rare Populations Keith Rust, Westat Sampling Frames for Federal Household Surveys: A Vision for the Future Frederick Scheuren, National Opinion Research Center 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:40 Methods: Collection of Household Data Chair: Katharine Abraham, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland New Data Collection Modes and the Challenge of Making Them Effective Don Dillman, Washington State University

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101 APPENDIX Integrating Administrative Records into the Federal Statistical System 2.0. Rochelle Martinez, Office of Management and Budget Role of Administrative Records in Household Surveys: The Canadian Perspective Julie Trépanier, Statistics Canada 4:40-4:50 Discussion of the Day’s Presentations Alan Zaslavsky, Harvard Medical School 4:50-5:30 Floor Discussion Friday, November 5 8:30-10:15 Methods: Small-Area Estimation Chair: Alan Zaslavsky, Harvard Medical School Finding the Boundaries: When Do Direct Survey Estimates Meet Small-Area Needs? Robert Fay, Westat Combining Survey, Census, and Administrative Records Data in Small Area Models William Bell, Census Bureau Role of Statistical Models in Federal Surveys: Small-Area Estimation T.E. Raghunathan, University of Michigan 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Survey Content Chair: Chester Bowie, National Opinion Research Center Promoting Consistency: The Case of Disability Measures Margo Schwab, Office of Management and Budget Different Measures for Different Purposes: The Cases of Income and Poverty Measures Charles Nelson, Census Bureau

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102 THE FUTURE OF FEDERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS Thinking Outside the Current American Community Survey Content Box: What if...? Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics, and Chester Bowie, National Opinion Research Center Competing Federal Statistics and the Role of the Office of Management and Budget: Do We Need Official Measures? Hermann Habermann, Committee on National Statistics 12:00-1:00 Lunch to Continue Morning Discussion of Issues Related to Survey Content 1:00-1:30 Discussion of the Workshop and Next Steps Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine Katharine Abraham, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland Cynthia Clark, National Agricultural Statistics Service Graham Kalton, Westat 1:30-2:30 Floor discussion 2:30 Adjourn