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Activity Number: 237
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2012 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Social Statistics Section
Abstract - #304445
Title: 40 Years and Counting: CNSTAT's Role in Government and Social Statistics
Author(s): Constance F Citro*+ and Robert Bell*+ and Alan Zaslavsky*+ and Hermann Habermann*+ and Katherine Wallman*+
Companies: Committee on National Statistics and AT&T and Harvard Medical School and National Academy of Sciences (retired/consultant) and Office of Management and Budget
Address: 500 5th St NW, Washington, DC, 20001, USA , , , Department of Health Care Policy, Boston, MA, 02115, , , , 1101 Waverlly Way, McLean, VA, 22101,
Keywords: CNSTAT ; National Academies ; federal statistical system

This session highlights the strategic contributions of CNSTAT in two areas. The first reflects on historical and current perspectives while the second focuses on challenging issues for the foreseeable future: 1) How CNSTAT and the Academies critically complement the work of governmental statistical agencies and the federal statistical system and 2) CNSTAT's policy research and institutional memory on the measurement of the social phenomena of poverty, race/ethnicity, and small geographic areas. This is in memory of CNSTAT past director Edwin Goldfield and in honor of Margaret Martin on her 100th birthday.

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