This is additional strong motivation to address this problem before the next census.

Recommendation 3.10: The panel concurs with the decision of the Census Bureau not to use a transparent file to provide household assignments for persons added through use of integrated coverage measurement in the 2000 census. However, the Census Bureau should continue research on production of public-use files that are consistent for persons, housing units, and households, along the lines of current research on a transparent file. Considerable effort should be taken to avoid use of a special nonhousehold category in the 2010 census.



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