1/14 Lunch: Rebecca Blank of the Department of Commerce

The 2010 Census

The 2010 Census will involve the largest domestic deployment the Federal government has ever undertaken, designed to count the people living in 145 million households in the United States. This talk with discuss the design and implementation of the 2010 Census, including efforts to reach out to historically under-counted populations. There are public debates over a host of substantive issues as we near the beginning of the 2010 Census, including how to characterize and count same-sex couples, the best ways to employ and screen the 1.3 million temporary workers hired to help with the Census, and the established-since-1790 approach of including all residents, citizens and noncitizens, in the count.

Rebecca Blank is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs at the Department of Commerce

Update: presentation slides (13MB PPT)