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Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups
The Leadership Conference Education Fund (The Education Fund) and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) are excited to release a new report, “Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups”. Today’s technology provides both great opportunities to improve the Census, but also presents new challenges in counting everyone, especially members of historically disadvantaged groups. This report details these challenges and provides recommendations for a secure and accurate 2020 Census.
Ensuring a fair and accurate 2020 Census is crucial to good research, the allocation of over $600 billion in federal funding, and political representation for young children and their families, communities of color, low-income households, and others that are at risk of being undercounted. The Center provides resources to help make sure that everyone understands how important census surveys are to economic justice and equality in the United States.