The U.S. Census

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This addition to the popular Opposing Viewpoints series discusses a variety of issues related to the U.S. census. Articles collected within this title examine the usefulness of the census program, the representative accuracy of U.S. census data, and how t; "Each volume ...
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Overview


Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This addition to the popular Opposing Viewpoints series discusses a variety of issues related to the U.S. census. Articles collected within this title examine the usefulness of the census program, the representative accuracy of U.S. census data, and how t; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757651
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Is the US Census Useful?

Chapter Preface 20

1 The Census Provides Essential Information to the Government Terri Ann Lowenthal 23

2 The Census Survey Asks Intrusive, Unnecessary Questions John W. Whitehead 30

3 The Census Has Overstepped Its Constitutional Bounds Steven Yates 36

4 The Census Is Constitutional but Costly Tad DeHaven 41

5 National Censuses Have Been a Source of Controversy Throughout History The Economist 46

6 Controversy Concerning the Census Stems from Partisan Politics Morley Winograd 58

Periodical Bibliography 65

Chapter 2 Does the US Census Accurately Represent the Country's Population?

Chapter Preface 67

1 Census Bureau Obscured Personal Data-Too Well, Some Say Carl Bialik 69

2 The Census Undercounts College Students Reginald Stuart 75

3 The Census Undercounts Minority Groups Kai Wright 80

4 The 2010 Census Will Count Same-Sex Married Couples for the First Time Lisa Keen 93

5 Multiple Racial Classifications Allow Americans to Define Themselves Haya El Nasser 100

6 Multiple Racial Classifications Can Skew Accurate Counts Susan Saulny 108

7 Grant Makers Commit Millions to Help Ensure Accurate Census Marty Michaels 118

8 Census Bureau Partnerships with Undercounted Groups Have Helped Boost Participation Carol Morello 125

Periodical Bibliography 131

Chapter 3 How Should the US Census Be Reformed?

Chapter Preface 133

1 The Census Will Be Wrong. We Could Fix It Jordan Ellenberg 135

2 Statistical Sampling Could Skew Census Counts Ernest Istook 141

3 Unauthorized Immigrants Must Be Included in the Census Margaret Mikyung Lee Erika K. Lunder 147

4 Noncitizen Counts Must Not Be Used to Determine Congressional Apportionment Jack Martin 153

5 The Census Should Reform Its Racial Categorization of Americans David A. Hollinger 163

6 The Census Question on Race Should Be Open-Ended Kenneth Prewitt 175

Periodical Bibliography 180

For Further Discussion 181

Organizations to Contact 184

Bibliography of Books 189

Index 191

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