Statistics Colloquium : Dr. Michael Beaghen
Title: An Overview of the Census 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey of Census Coverage and Current Research Problems
Abstract: The Census Bureau will conduct a Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) to assess the 2020 Census' coverage of population and housing units (HU). Census HU coverage errors include omissions, duplication, HUs enumerated in the wrong place, and HUs that should not have been enumerated. The 2020 PES will be a probability sample of about 170,000 HUs nationwide. PES methodology requires an Independent Listing of HUs and people in HUs in a sample of geographies. This independence is necessary to satisfy the requirements for the dual-system estimator. The PES listings are matched to the census listings of HUs and people. This presentation provides an overview of the 2020 PES estimation methodology and some current research topics.