Uses of Administrative Records at the US Census Bureau

April 26, 2017 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Minor Hall 110

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss uses of administrative records at the US
Census Bureau. As per-unit survey costs have increased, statistical
agencies have expanded use of administrative records in sample design,
survey item replacement, and imputation. The talk will provide an
overview of the growing administrative records infrastructure at
Census, including how it protects privacy and how it may facilitate
program evaluation. I will then discuss two current applications that
use administrative records. In the first, administrative records are
being used to improve coverage of children in the National Survey of
Children's Health while also reducing unit response costs. In the
second, the Criminal Justice Administrative Data System is a pilot
project to develop infrastructure for longitudinal criminal justice
records. I will conclude with a discussion of how external researchers
can access the administrative records infrastructure at the Census
Bureau.