Summary of a Workshop
Daniel L. Cork, Rapporteur
Committee on National Statistics
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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The project that is the subject of this report was supported by contract no. YA1323-11-CN-0033 between the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Academy of Sciences. Support of the work of the Committee on National Statistics is provided by a consortium of federal agencies through a grant from the National Science Foundation (No. SES-1024012). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
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LINDA GAGE (Co-Chair), Independent Consultant and California Department of Finance (retired)
KEN HODGES (Co-Chair), Nielsen, Ithaca, New York
LINDA JACOBSEN, Population Reference Bureau
PATRICK JANKOWSKI, Greater Houston Partnership
JOAN NAYMARK, Independent Consultant and Target Corporation (retired), Minneapolis, Minnesota
RICHARD RATHGE, Departments of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Sociology and Anthropology, North Dakota State University
DANIEL L. CORK, Study Director
CONSTANCE F. CITRO, Senior Program Officer
AGNES GASKIN, Administrative Assistant
LAWRENCE D. BROWN (Chair), Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
JOHN M. ABOWD, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
DAVID CARD, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and Labor Studies Program, National Bureau of Economic Research
ALICIA CARRIQUIRY, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
CONSTANTINE GATSONIS, Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University
JAMES S. HOUSE, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
MICHAEL HOUT, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
SALLIE KELLER, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC
LISA LYNCH, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
SALLY MORTON, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
EDWARD H. SHORTLIFFE, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City
HAL STERN, Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine
JOHN H. THOMPSON, NORC at the University of Chicago
ROGER TOURANGEAU, Westat, Rockville, Maryland
CONSTANCE F. CITRO, Director
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that assist the institution in making its report as sound as possible, and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Kathleen Thiede Call, State Health Access Data Assistance Center and Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota; John Iceland, Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University; Dan Kasprzyk, Center for Excellence in Survey Research, NORC at the University of Chicago; Paul Overberg, Database Editor, USA TODAY; Richard Rathge, Departments of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Sociology and Anthropology, North Dakota State University; and Joanna Turner, State Health Access Data Assistance Center and Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota.
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the report, nor did they see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Joseph Salvo, Population Division, New York City Department of City Planning. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that the independent examination of this summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the summary rests entirely with the author and the institution.