2020 Census: Citizenship, Science, Politics, and Privacy

October 24, 2018

2020 Census: Citizenship, Science, Politics, and Privacy

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12 pm | 1430 ISR-Thompson
(Co-sponsored by the Ford School of Public Policy)

Join us for a half-day symposium at which scholars, public officials, private sector representatives, and other census stakeholders will address preparations for the 2020 Census and the conversations, controversy, and lawsuits over the possible addition of a citizenship question, all to answer the question: What is at stake for the 2020 Census?

Live Stream of the Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPRKlVxiIN0&feature=youtu.be

Agenda:

8:30 AM: Keynote by Al Fontenot, Associate Director, Decennial Census Program, U.S. Census Bureau. AFontenot Slides

8:50 AM: Citizenship and Politics

Opening Remarks by Gary Peters, United States Senator for Michigan

Barbara Anderson, former chair of the U.S. Census Scientific Advisory Committee, Ronald A. Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, University of Michigan. BAnderson Slides

James House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology, University of Michigan. JHouse Slides

Angela Ocampo, LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan. AOcampo Slides

Kurt Metzger, Mayor, City of Pleasant Ridge, MI | Founder and Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit (D3)

Moderator: Jeffrey Morenoff, Director, Populations Studies Center

**Break**

10:50 AM: Data Privacy and Science

John Eltinge, Assistant Director for Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau. JEltinge Slides

David Johnson, Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Research Professor, Survey Research Center at ISR. DJohnson Slides

Joelle Abramowitz, Director of the Michigan Research Data Center, ISR. JAbramowitz Slides

Moderator: Margaret Levenstein, Director, ICPSR

Let the Census know your use case for its data products: Federal Register Notice

 

Speaker Profiles

Joelle Abramowitz

Joelle Abramowitz
Dr. Joelle Abramowitz is the Director of the Michigan Research Data Center at ISR. Her research interests include health insurance, medical expenditures, time use, marriage, fertility, and general health topics.

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson
Dr. Anderson is the Ronald A. Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies. Her research and teaching centers on the relationship between social change and demographic change, and on technical demography. The Census Bureau declined to reappoint her as chairwoman of the agency’s scientific advisory council after she headed the committee in March when it issued a public rebuke to the bureau warning that the citizenship question was a mistake.

John Eltinge

John Eltinge
John Eltinge is the Assistant Director for Research and Methodology at the Census Bureau. He is a member of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology and the Committee on Fellows of the American Statistical Association; a fellow of the American Statistical Association; an associate editor for the Journal of Official Statistics and for the Survey Methodology Journal; and the co-chair of the advisory board for Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology.

Albert Fontenot

Albert Fontenot
Albert E. Fontenot Jr. is the Associate Director of Decennial Census Programs at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has worked for the bureau in various positions since 2009, and is an associate minister at the First Baptist Church of Highland Park.

James House

James House
Dr. House is Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology. His research interests include Social Psychology, Political Sociology, Social Structure and Personality, Psychosocial and Socioeconomic Factors in Health, Survey Research Methods, American Society.

David Johnson

David Johnson
Dr. Johnson is a research affiliate and research professor at ISR and the University of Michigan, and the director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. His research includes the measurement of inequality and mobility (using income, consumption and wealth), equivalence scale estimation, and poverty measurement.

Margaret Levenstein

Margaret Levenstein
Margaret Levenstein is an economist, the director of Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Executive Director of Michigan Federal Statistical Research Data Center.

Kurt Metzger

Kurt Metzger
Kurt Metzger, in his career, has served as; a Geographic Specialist at the Census; the Research Director at United Way; the director and founder of the Detroit-Area Community Information System, now known as Data Driven Detroit; and now as Mayor of City of Pleasant Ridge, MI. In his talk, he mentioned the Be Counted Michigan 2020 campaign.

Jeffrey Morenoff
Dr. Morenoff is Director of the Population Studies Center, a sociologist, and research professor at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research. His research interests focus on neighborhood environments, crime and criminal justice, the social determinants of health, and racial/ethnic/immigrant inequality.

Angela X Ocampo

Angela X. Ocampo
Dr. Ocampo is a LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow in the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan. She is examining the political incorporation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities both as every-day participants and as political leaders within American institutions.

Gary Peters

Gary Peters
Senator Gary Peters, elected in 2014, serves in the 115th Congress on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. He joined his colleagues in March 2018 in introducing the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act: legislation that would prevent last-minute changes to the 2020 Census that have not been adequately researched and tested by the Census Bureau.

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