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ESI Senior Advisor Sidney Wong to Present at the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference

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ESI Senior Advisor and CDA Project Lead, Sidney Wong, will present at the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference happening  May 11-12, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.

The session will focus on how the Community Data Analytics (CDA) project has been aiming to create a variety of methodological improvements using 2014 5-Year ACS-PUMS. This session will showcase CDA’s improved methods and findings and encourage attendees to comment on developing small area multipliers. The discussion will also focus on resident sample, redefined housing configurations, and the expanded list of multipliers.

Dr. Wong’s session, “Challenges in Using PUMS to Generate Small Area Demographic Multipliers to Assess Development Impacts,” will focus on how the Community Data Analytics (CDA) project aims to improve multiplier methodology, which has been outdated for almost two decades. The presentation will cover the implications of PUMS-based demographic multipliers in land use planning, local development decision-making, and their critical roles in various impact studies. The challenges of using PUMS for small areas will be explored and attendees will be encouraged to comment on developing small area multipliers. The discussion will also focus on resident sample, redefined housing configurations, and the expanded list of multipliers.

Demographic multipliers represent a special use of PUMS and CDA is trying to get to the PUMA level and potentially the sub-PUMA level and at a geographic coverage cutting across PUMA. The team analyzed the work of Dr. Robert Burchell and Dr. David Listokin and replicated and improved on their process by using the 2000 Census-PUMS.

Date:
May 11-12, 2017

Location:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA

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