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April 16, 2001

For Immediate Release

Contacts: John Chambers

Media Advisory:
Experts to Analyze Decision Not to Adjust Census 2000
for the Millions Left Out of the Count

WHAT: To help the public better understand the Census Bureau's recent recommendation not to correct the census for the 6.4 million people missed and the 3.1 million people counted twice, a group of scientific experts will gather to discuss their recent findings regarding Census 2000.
WHO: • Everett Ehrlich, U.S. Census Monitoring Board
• Jeff Passel, Urban Institute
• Steve Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University
• Jay Kadane, Carnegie Mellon University
• additional expert(s), TBA
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2001, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 13th floor, Zanger Room, or LIVE ONLINE at:

Panelists will focus on the key areas that the Bureau cited as the major reasons not to adjust final tally. They include demographic analysis (DA), synthetic error, balancing error, and accuracy of geographic areas with populations less than 100,000 people. The forum will include a question and answer period.


Established in 1997, the Census Monitoring Board is a bipartisan board that monitors the Census Bureau's conduct of the 2000 census. Its findings are reported every six months to Congress. For more information on the Board, visit

The Presidential Members of the Monitoring Board will convene the Forum.

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