Language Inquiries in U.S. Censuses, National Sample Surveys, and Other Collection Instruments

  • Jacob S. Siegel
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Abstract

This chapter sets forth the legal basis of the U.S. decennial census and the several U.S. national sample surveys, and gives an historical account of the questions on language use, proficiency in English, literacy, and the array of census and survey questions that may be employed to describe ethnicity in the United States.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob S. Siegel
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  1. 1.North BethesdaUSA

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