Research and Modeling to Support the Selective Address Canvassing Decision for the 2020 Census

Tim Trainor , U.S. Census Bureau

As the 2020 Census approaches, the U.S. Census Bureau needs to determine the level of currency and completeness of the address frame in order to conduct an accurate census as well to measure the quality of frame for current surveys. This research will be conducted as part of the Geographic Support System Initiative (GSS-I). This initiative focuses on improvement to current approaches for maintaining geographic support. It explores new methodologies to efficiently work with partners by collecting and using information that supports a national framework of geographic data and builds on previous investments to conduct censuses and surveys. This presentation will provide an update on the research processes for the GSS-I with particular emphasis on the address collection, data management, and quality assurance.