The Census Bureau recently announced that researchers can apply for access to the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses examines the characteristics of registered nurses and their experiences in the nursing field.The survey is in its tenth cycle.
Amber Crowell (Sociology, CSU Fresno) will present her research titled “The Micro-Level Determinants of White-Black Segregation: Beyond Spatial Assimilation and Place Stratification.” Her presentation will be on March 31st at 1:00 ET.
Abstract: In this study we undertake a quantitative analysis of the locational attainments of Black households in metropolitan areas of the United States using restricted-use microdata and new methods for segregation analysis. Using a superior reformulation of the separation index, a well-known measure of residential segregation, we disaggregate the index into individual locational outcomes and analyze the household-level characteristics that affect Black locational attainments and directly predict overall White-Black segregation in 25 of the largest metropolitan areas. The advantage of disaggregating the separation index is that we can not only micromodel segregation, but we can also perform regression standardization and decomposition analysis to test prevailing theoretical arguments on the microlevel determinants of segregation. We find that while some factors, such as education and income, affect Black locational attainments in ways that align with the spatial assimilation hypothesis, race group membership is a major primary contributor to overall levels of White-Black segregation, which lends support to the place stratification framework. Additionally, we find that contrary to traditional assimilation theory, U.S.-born Black householders experience more segregation from White householders than foreign-born Black householders. We argue that this finding could potentially be understood through segmented assimilation theory, which posits that there are multiple assimilation trajectories in a racially stratified society. For Black households, spatial assimilation can mean increased residential separation from White households.
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The Second IRS-Census Income Measurement Workshop is scheduled for March 29, 2021. The workshop will feature selected papers from authors representing many areas of the IRS, Census, and other government agencies, as well as academic and private-sector experts on income reporting, administrative records, and poverty measurement.
Criminal Justice Administrative Records System is a data set that follow individual through the criminal justice system. In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, these data can been linked with survey and administrative records from many social and economic domains – https://cjars.isr.umich.edu/
Household Pulse Survey provides timely data to help understand the experiences of American households during the coronavirus pandemic. The data provide insight on education, employment, food security, health, housing, social security benefits, household spending, and transportation. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2020/pulse-surveys.html
The Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation’s small businesses. SBPS complements existing U.S. Census Bureau data collections by providing high-frequency, detailed information on the challenges small businesses are facing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The survey includes information on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, and measures of overall well-being and expectations for recovery. Data is available by sector and state for the fifty most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2020/pulse-surveys.html
The Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage project (DCDL) is an initiative to produce linked restricted microdata files from the decennial censuses of 1960 through 1990. Background, work plan, and data dissemination details can be found in this working paper. The project will ultimately produce a longitudinal data infrastructure that covers most of the U.S. population since 1940. https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/working-papers/2019/econ/dcdl-workingpaper.pdf
The Wisconsin RDC started allowing researchers back into the lab at the end of August on a strictly limited basis. Researchers schedule their lab time the week prior to wanting to work; only two researchers are allowed in the RDC space at one time; researchers are required to wear face coverings and work at assigned cubicles Additionally, alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer are provided to keep the work spaces clean and researchers as safe as possible
Census Expands Virtual Access Pilot to Relieve Demand: Given the restricted access to not only the WiscRDC, but also to all RDCs across the country, Census has expanded the virtual access pilot program to include researchers who meet certain criteria. Virtual access allows researchers with existing projects to access their project space under the same restricted physical environment imposed in the RDC lab. Researchers with this access undergo additional training and are subject to random audits. Virtual access must be approved by the agency in charge of the restricted dataset.
Hello RDC Community
Good news, the following data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service are now available to external researchers.
CMS Enrollment Database (EDB).
CMS Medicaid Statistical Information Statistics (MSIS).
CMS Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS).
Interested parties should send me a 1 to 2 page write up describing their intended use of the data.
Census is trying to make special accommodations for folks interested in COVID research. They are working to expedite any new projects that conduct COVID research, and some new projects will be eligible for virtual access, outside the RDC. More specifically, Census is now working to give researchers virtual access to their projects if their projects only use T13 data. Census is also in discussion with other agencies, including IRS and SSA, to potentially open other project to virtual access (although we have no guarantees these agencies will agree to virtual access).
***Annual Business Survey (ABS)
The Annual Business Survey (ABS) is a new annual survey fielded by the Census Bureau that replaces the Survey of Business Owners, the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, and the Business R&D and Innovation Survey for Microbusinesses. It is currently scheduled to be in the field 2017 to 2021. The 2017 data is expected to be available for researchers in the coming year. Contact Bob for additional information.
***Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) now Includes Revenue
The Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) will soon include revenue. Revenue will be available from 1997 forward for researchers with approved access to this version of the LBD. Contact Bob for more information on this update and whether your project would be eligible to use this version.