Evaluating population estimates in the United States: Counting the population between the censuses

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Abstract

Population estimates play an important role in shaping public policy and research. Librarians as well as users need to be proficient in evaluating the limitations of the statistic. This article provides a brief history of population estimates as well as a discussion of general principles for evaluating and understanding population estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law

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