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Nonresponse Follow up for Census 2000

By Moul, Darlene A.

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Title: Nonresponse Follow up for Census 2000  
Author: Moul, Darlene A.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Census., Census report
Collections: Government Library Collection, U.S. Census Bureau Collection
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Publisher: United States Census Bureau Department

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A. Mou, B. D. (n.d.). Nonresponse Follow up for Census 2000. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt
Excerpt: The objective of Census 2000 Nonresponse Followup was to obtain completed questionnaires from households in the mailback areas that did not respond by mail, through the Internet or a Telephone Questionnaire Assistance operator. If a questionnaire was not checked-in before the universe selection process began, the housing unit was targeted for Nonresponse Followup. There were 119,090,016 housing units in mailback areas (including Puerto Rico) that were potentially eligible for followup. According to the Nonresponse Followup specifications, the initial workload of 44,928,883 housing units was identified on a flow basis and distributed to the local census offices. A Late Mail Return operation subsequently identified 2,555,918 housing units that were checked in after the initial universe was identified. A list of these IDs was sent to the local census offices where assignment preparation clerks manually removed them from the assignment workload by lining through the address in the registers. The resulting workload, which includes Puerto Rico, is 42,372,965 or 35.6 percent of the eligible universe. The Nonresponse Followup operation was scheduled to occur from April 27 through July 7, 2000. The actual start and finish dates are April 27, 2000 and June 26, 2000, respectively ...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v 1. BACKGROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 1990 Census . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.3 Census 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. METHODOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1 Decennial Master Address File (DMAF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2 Master Address File (MAF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 Decennial Response File - Stage 2 (DRF2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.4 Hundred Percent Census Edited File with the Reinstated Housing Units (HCEF_D?) . . . 7 2.5 Technologies Management Office (TMO) Decennial Data Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.6 Applying Quality Assurance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3. LIMITATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.1 No Official Cut-Off Date for the Initial NRFU Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.2 Interview Summary Data Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.3 Recount in Hialeah, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.4 NRFU Operation Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. RESULTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1 What is the profile of the NRFU workload? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.2 What are the demographics of the NRFU-enumerated and how do they compare with the Self-enumerated? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 4.3 How was NRFU impacted by other operations? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 4.4 How much did the NRFU operation cost? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Appendix A: DMAF Variable Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Appendix B: MAF Variable Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Appendix C: DRF2 Variable Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Appendix D: HCEF_D? Variable Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

 
 



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