2020 Census: the demo software, data, and more on the debate about differential privacy

Since last I wrote, I’ve been able to learn more about a question that had plagued me: what of IPUMS, that unparalleled resource for census micro-data? For one thing, I was sure they must be thinking about privacy already – micro-data must be handled with care. For another, the 2020 Census “Privacy Budget” work is

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Trump’s Budget Proposal: The source documents behind the news

The Trump administration has released its first federal budget proposal, America First:¬†A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. This proposal has sparked considerable controversy, so I got¬†interested in how the federal budget even works. With my standard caveats,* here are some common questions and the source documents that help answer those questions. It’s called

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