Please join us for Access to Innovation: Utilizing the Census Bureau Linkage Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Research with Melissa Chiu.
This virtual seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 24 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (EDT).
Special thanks to our webinar sponsor, the U.S. Census Bureau, for hosting this virtual session. After registering, you will receive call-in instructions and a link to the webinar.
Access to Innovation: Utilizing the Census Bureau Linkage Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Research
This presentation discusses the use of administrative data in the experience of the U.S. Census Bureau, a vision for the future, and special opportunities for participating in that vision. Recent Federal policy and legislation reflect the growing importance of using administrative data from federal agencies and federally funded programs for policy-relevant program evaluation and research. The Census Bureau has been incorporating administrative records into its linkage infrastructure and made data available for researchers’ use in a limited way. Recently, however, the Census Bureau has forged a new vision for the future that will greatly expand the administrative datasets available, substantially improve the availability and timing of these data for relevant evaluation studies, and increase knowledge sharing.
The presentation will discuss the Census Bureau’s resources and their potential value for evaluation of federal and other programs, along with special opportunities for evaluators and other researchers to utilize its linkage infrastructure.
Melissa C. Chiu is the Data and Evaluation Outreach Manager for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications (CARRA). She works with federal, philanthropic, and university stakeholders of the Census Bureau’s data linkage infrastructure to increase the use of unbiased integrated data in high quality research and evaluation for evidence-based decision-making. Prior to this, she served as Chief of the Administrative Records Research Branch in CARRA, overseeing programmatic, sociodemographic, economic, and methodological research using linked administrative data and working with federal, state, and local stakeholders. Melissa also led the production of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the Disability Employment Tabulations for workplace civil rights monitoring, and the Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP) tabulation for studying commuting issues. She has conducted research on multiple topics, including occupation and gender inequality; labor force, immigration, and gender; disability and transportation; race, immigration, and geographic mobility; and military spouses.
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