Decennial Census: Lessons Learned for Locating and Counting Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "One of the U.S. Census Bureau's (Bureau) long-standing challenges has been counting migrant farm workers. Although the Bureau goes to great lengths to locate these individuals, its efforts are often hampered by the unconventional and hidden housing arrangements, distrust of outsiders, and language and literacy issues often associated with this population group. To help inform the planning for the 2010 Census, we were asked to review the adequacy of the Bureau's procedures for locating migrant farm workers and their dwellings during the 2000 Census, and the ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. July 3, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "One of the U.S. Census Bureau's (Bureau) long-standing challenges has been counting migrant farm workers. Although the Bureau goes to great lengths to locate these individuals, its efforts are often hampered by the unconventional and hidden housing arrangements, distrust of outsiders, and language and literacy issues often associated with this population group. To help inform the planning for the 2010 Census, we were asked to review the adequacy of the Bureau's procedures for locating migrant farm workers and their dwellings during the 2000 Census, and the steps, if any, that the Bureau can take to improve those procedures."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Decennial Census: Lessons Learned for Locating and Counting Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers, report, July 3, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290495/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.