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Econometrica Supports Upcoming 2020 Census Data Products

Some data users, eager for more information, have asked why it is taking so long to produce data from the 2020 census. The U.S. Census Bureau aims to take the time to produce the high-quality statistics the public expects. The pandemic delayed operations, and the Census Bureau is in the midst of implementing new confidentiality protections. As plans are updated and finalized, Census will...

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Study Finds Landlords Are More Hesitant to Participate in ERA Programs

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs face a lack of participation by landlords and tenants, according to a new study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, The Housing Initiative at Penn, and NYU Furman Center, with greater refusal and unresponsiveness from landlords than from tenants. The team conducted the survey of 247 ERA program administrators between September 9 and...

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Census Releases Redistricting Data in Additional Format

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2020 census redistricting data in an easier-to-use format. Data users will be able to access data with demographic information for cities and towns without downloading the FTP files. Data.census.gov allows users to search geographies down to the block level and access data through tables, maps, and downloads. For more information, visit...

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Econometrica’s Imelda Flores Vazquez Honored

Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences has chosen Imelda Flores Vazquez as an 2021 Lathisms honoree. Lathisms was founded in 2016 to showcase the work and contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians during National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15. The organization has two goals: “celebrate mathematicians working outside of academia and highlight...

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Census Prepares to Release 2020 Redistricting Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will release local-level data from the 2020 census today during a press conference at 1 p.m. ET. The data, which States will use to draw congressional and legislative districts, will cover population change, race, ethnicity, the age 18 and over population, and housing occupancy status. Redistricting, or the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries based on where...

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