Our researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy. They analyze the data we collect and uncover trends that give us a deeper understanding of our complex society.
Neighborhood Income and Material Hardship in the United States
We find strong relationships between neighborhood income and hardship, with household characteristics mediating this relationship for 5 of the 7 hardships exami
Digitizing Hand-Written Data with Automated Methods: A Pilot Project Using the 1990 U.S. Census
In this paper, we document the 1990 Census Name Recovery Pilot (NRP) project, which was used to identify the most accurate and cost-effective means to recover respondent names, focusing on the example of the 1990 census.
A Long View of Employment Growth and Firm Dynamics in the United States: Importers vs. Exporters vs. Non-Traders
We use the BDS-Goods Traders to describe employment growth and firm dynamics at traders and non-traders in the U.S. economy from 1992 through 2019.
2016 Planning Database
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2015 Planning Database
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2014 Planning Database
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Business Formation Data Tables
The Business Formation Statistics (BFS) provide quarterly data on business applications and business formations by state and nationwide.
Business Application Data Tables
The Business Formation Statistics (BFS) provide quarterly data on business applications and business formations by state and nationwide
BDS Firm & Establishment Characteristics Data Tables
The BDS uses longitudinal information on firms and establishments to generate measures of business dynamics and job flows.
Disclosure Avoidance for the 2020 Census: An Introduction
In this handbook, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Disclosure Avoidance System is described in the context of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Summary File.
Center for Economic Studies Research Report: 2020
The annual report of the Center for Economic Studies, 2020.
Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2016
This report uses data from major U.S. Census Bureau demographic surveys to provide a comprehensive look at current and earlier marital patterns in the U.S.