All three issues discussed in this chapter have demonstrated that the criticisms against the use of integrated coverage measurement in the 2000 census involve matters for which more research undoubtedly would be useful and areas for which technical or operational improvement (e.g., with respect to matching) would make the decision to use adjustment more clear. The panel discusses this literature to further support its endorsement of integrated coverage measurement. It argues that these three issues are not sufficiently compelling to shift the panel's position supporting the use of integrated coverage measurement as a reliable method for reducing census differential undercoverage and, more broadly, for improving the quality of census counts for the key purposes for which they are used.



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