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Whitepaper: Quality Assessment of Data Collected From Non-English Speaking Households in the American Community Survey

by U.S. Census BureauJan 01, 2008

This research paper published by U.S. Census Bureau reports results from a quantitative assessment of data collected from English and non-English speaking households in the American Community Survey (ACS). This research addresses key questions about whether existing methods are resulting in the collection of incomplete data in the ACS due to language barriers. The research also determined how these households are interviewed in the ACS, and how complete the data collected from these households are.