Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, to discuss implications of 2010 Census, April 5
Robert Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will present a public talk titled, "A Society Measuring Itself: 2010 Census" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A public reception will follow the talk in Shultz dining room.
The U.S. Census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The results of the 2010 Census will play an important role in determining how more than $400 billion in federal funds will be allocated to communities across the nation over the next decade, and the number of seats each state receives in the House of Representatives beginning with the 2012 elections, which will effect the number of electoral votes each state receives for the 2012 presidential election.
Groves will discuss these and other issues surrounding the Census. Groves began his tenure as director of the U.S. Census Bureau July 15, 2009. He had been director of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center and research professor at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland.
He was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1982, elected a member of the International Statistical Institute in 1994, and named a national associate of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, in 2004. He was the Census Bureau's associate director for Statistical Design, Methodology and Standards from 1990 to 1992.
In 2008, he became a recipient of the Julius Shiskin Memorial Award in recognition for contributions in the development of economic statistics.
Groves has authored or co-authored seven books and more than 50 articles. His 1989 book, "Survey Errors and Survey Costs," was named one of the 50 most influential books in survey research by the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). His book, "Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys," with Mick Couper, written during his time at the bureau, received the 2008 AAPOR Book Award.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Survey Research Center. It is free and open to the public.