Incorporating Census Data in School Demography

Richelle Winkler, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Sarah Kemp, University of Wisconsin at Madison

This presentation will address various ways that Census data might be used in school demography projects from the perspective of an applied user. We will highlight specific variables that we have found useful for providing background information to K-12 school districts and institutions of higher education, offering examples from our work. In particular, we will focus on the transition toward American Community Survey data, including its use, opportunities, and challenges with respect to school demography.

Presented in Session 44: School Demography