This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

US Census 2010 Winding Down

The official census day in the United States is always the 1st of April, but in fact the counting started in January 2010 in Alaska, and in the middle of July 2010 the in-person followup of nonresponding households was winding down, putting a lot of temporary census workers out of work, as reported by the New York Times. Because of the recession, the Census Bureau was able to hire an unusually talented group of temporary workers and, of course, we can hope that this will help to maintain high quality results. You can keep up with the progress of the census through the periodic blog postings from the Director of the Census, Dr. Robert Groves.

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