The 2020 decennial census will occur this April, in which the Census Bureau collects information on every member of the population for the 24th time in our country's history. In this talk, Katie and Myron will discuss the history of security and privacy issues around the decennial census. They will also describe how the Census Bureau currently maintains the confidentiality of the data they collect, and how they are protecting data in an era of changing data privacy concerns. The presenters will conclude by discussing how to get access to all kinds of census data for research, especially at CU Boulder.
About the Speakers
Myron Gutmann is a Professor of History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Katie R. Genadek is an Economist working for the U.S. Census Bureau and a Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She currently directs the Census Longitudinal Infrastructure Project and works on historical data recovery and linkage. She is a labor economist, and her research is focused on the impact of public policies on work and family. She previously worked at the University of Minnesota where she managed the IPUMS-USA data project.