Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy

Citation:

Daas Dwork Jagadish Kreuter Lohr Lynch O’Muircheartaigh Raghunathan Rigobon Rotenberg Groves, Chernew. 2017. “Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy.” National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine paper.

Abstract:

Federal government statistics provide critical information to the country and serve a key role in a democracy. For decades, sample surveys with instruments carefully designed for particular data needs have been one of the primary methods for collecting data for federal statistics. However, the costs of conducting such surveys have been increasing while response rates have been declining, and many surveys are not able to fulfill growing demands for more timely information and for more detailed information at state and local levels.