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Swanson Publishes New Article Examining New Disclosure Avoidance System from US Census Bureau

Posted: 2/10/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE External Affiliate David Swanson has published an article entitled “The effect of the differential privacy disclosure avoidance system proposed by the Census Bureau on 2020 Census Products: Four case studies of census blocks in Mississippi” in Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. This paper utilizes a demonstration product file provided by the Census Bureau to assess the errors introduced by the system at the census block level in Mississippi. The authors conclude that some of the errors found in their analysis at the census block level could be identified in other states as well, rendering this data unusable for now.

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