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Chapter 2. Roles of the Census

Frank Donnelly


Chapter 2 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 58, no. 4), “Roles of the Census,” summarizes the role of the census in US society: its uses in politics for reapportionment, redistricting, and distributing federal funds; its applications for business, public health, and social science research; and its importance as a free and open dataset.

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