Evaluation of a Reconstruction of the Adjusted 1990 Census
Michael M. Meyer and Joseph B. Kadane
Meyer and Kadane (1992) report a method for reconstructing the
(by age, race, and sex) for the half of the census blocks in Florida
not made available to them. This paper studies the full adjusted data
set, which is now available, to examine how well the original
reconstruction was done. This is a rare opportunity to learn the exact
value of quantities estimated.
The results show that the largest error made for legislative
apportionment is 79 persons for one Congressional district. Thus the
MK approximation could have been used instead of the unadjusted
census, had the redistricting decision-makers so chosen.
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