MillerComm Lecture Series

The Miscounting of America

Thursday, November 17th, 1988
Barbara Bailar, PhD

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center
919 West Illinois Street, Urbana

Event Description

When the Census Bureau completes the counting of the population in December 1990, it will provide counts to the president of the unite dStates that are too low by at least three millions people. Most of the missing are Black or Hispanic. More men than women and more young people than older people are missing. Yet these numbers are used to apportion the seats in the House of Representative, to redistrict legislative areas within states, and to allocate Federal funds.

Robert Ferber Lecture in Statistics


In conjunction with: Department of Finance, Department of Geography, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Department of Statistics, College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, School of Life Sciences, Department of Animal Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Department of Economics, Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George A. Miller Committee

Barbara Bailar, PhD

Executive Director

American Statistical Association