Counting on the census? : race, group identity, and the evasion of politics / Peter Skerry.

Author
Skerry, Peter [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2000.
Description
x, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Summary note
"In part, this book is a brief against census adjustment. It begins by arguing that the inherent unreliability of racial and ethnic data requires a more realistic standard of accuracy than has typically been adopted by adjustment advocates. It also maintains that the implications of the undercount for both minorities and nonminorities--including the partisan interests of Democrats and Republicans--are grossly exaggerated and misunderstood. A novel intervention into a highly complex system, adjustment would produce all sorts of unpredictable results..." -- Introduction, p.1.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-248) and index.
Contents
Census politics : boundaries and bureaucracies -- Creating racial and ethnic categories -- The undercount : causes and proposed remedies -- The politics of census adjustment -- The census in the new American political system.
ISBN
081577964X (hc : acid-free)
LCCN
00008352
OCLC
43474635
RCP
N - S