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From Appearance to Identity: How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census enumerators collecting data from household members.  Yep, Census enumerators. For almost 200 years, the U.S. counted people and recorded information about them in person, by sending out a representative of the U.S. government to evaluate them directly. It wasn’t until 1980 that the government decided to collect Census data by mail-in survey.
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The Way We Were: 1940 Census Details Released

News : NewsFeed (3 years ago)

As researchers clamor for the opportunity to mine the details, the general public can get in on the act too at the census's website, the first time detailed census data has made its way to the web in such a form. Read Post

44 Years Of American Household Income: There's The Top 5%, And Then There's Everyone Else

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (2 years ago)

Last week the Census Bureau has released the household income data for 2011. It is posted on the Census Bureau website. What I'm featuring in this update is an analysis of the quintile breakdown of data from 1967 through 2011 (see T... Read Post

From Appearance to Identity: How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

Academics / Sociology : Sociological Images (2 years ago)

For the last week of December, we’re re-posting some of our favorite posts from 2012. Originally cross-posted at Global Policy TV. Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census en... Read Post


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