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Panel workshop 121310

  1. 1. Robert Scardamalia RLS Demographics, Inc.RLS Demographics, Inc. December 13, 2010
  2. 2.  Research Task  Survey Respondents  How are Group Quarters Data Used  Legal and Regulatory Use in New York  ObservationsDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  3. 3.  Assess the overall importance of group quarters data in the ACS.  Who uses GQ data from the ACS?  What is it used for?  Are there legal/regulatory requirements for the data?December 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  4. 4.  Assess use of population components  GQ Pop, HH Pop, Total  How are the data used?  Allocate funds, provide data, program admin & development, research  Geographic levels needed  National down to tract  89 Survey recipients (25% response)  62 Federal agency (9 – 15%)  11 State agency (7 – 64%)  6 Local/County/Regional (4 – 67%)  8 Academic (2 – 25%)  2 Not-for-ProfitDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  5. 5. Household Data Only Frequently Sometimes Never Allocation of Funds 2 Provide Data 8 3 Policy or Program Admin 7 2 Policy or Program Devel 9 3 Scientific Research 7 5 Group Quarters Data Only Frequently Sometimes Never Allocation of Funds 1 Provide Data 5 Policy or Program Admin 1 4 Policy or Program Devel 1 7 Scientific Research 2 6 Total Population Universe Frequently Sometimes Never Allocation of Funds 2 1 Provide Data 7 3 Policy or Program Admin 6 3 Policy or Program Devel 8 4 Scientific Research 5 4December 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  6. 6. Group Quarters Type Yes No Correctional Facilities for Adults 7 5 Juvenile Facilities 5 6 Nursing Facilities 8 3 Other Health Care Facilities 6 4 College/University Student Housing 7 2 Military Group Quarters 5 4 Other Non-Institutional Facilities 5 4 Geography Yes No Nation 8 1 State 11 1 Cong. Dist. 4 3 Metro Area 10 1 County 9 2 Place/Subcounty 8 3 Tract 5 4December 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  7. 7. Local State Federal Group Quarters Type Govt Govt Govt Academic Correctional Facilities for Adults 1 2 3 1 Juvenile Facilities 2 3 Nursing Facilities 1 3 3 1 Other Health Care Facilities 2 3 1 College/University Student Housing 1 5 1 Military Group Quarters 4 1 Other Non-Institutional Facilities 2 3December 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  8. 8. Do you use ACS group quarters characteristics data? Yes - 10 No - 2  Age (young and old)  Geographic location  Frailty/disability  Family and marital status  Developmental disability  Country of birth  Race/ethnicity  Educational attainment  Income  Occupation Important to note that these characteristics are not reported for the GQ population at all geographic levels – only as a component of the total populationDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  9. 9. Future Use Yes No Do you expect to use in the future? 19 1 Need GQ characteristics in the future? 13 5 Need GQ type in the future? 17 2  Pop estimates and projections  Distinction between institutional vs non-institutional  GQ type  Commuting  Local redistricting (prison issue)  Program development/need (school, social service)  Housing market analysis (nursing homes, colleges)  Will only use if ACS data are reliableDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  10. 10.  American FactFinder decennial tables  State and federal administrative records  Calls to specific facilities  Dept. of Corrections  Dept. of Justice surveys  Various – DOD, BJS, GED testing service, IDEA database (?)  Field work for population estimates programDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  11. 11. Allocation Provide Program Program Scientific FactFinder Subject Table of Funds Data Admin Devel ResearchAging (total population) 2 9 5 6 4Commuting (workers 16+) 1 7 3 3 3Education (total population) 1 6 3 4 4Poverty (PFWPSD) 3 9 4 7 5Disability (civ. Non-inst) 1 6 4 5 5Veterans (civ. Pop 18+) 1 6 3 5 5Employment (working age 16+) 2 7 4 4 4GQ Characteristics (GQ pop) 1 7 3 3 4Health Insurance (civ. Non-Inst) 2 7 4 4 3 Note: population universe for characteristics may include different components of the group quarters populationDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  12. 12.  Search New York State Laws for “census” keyword  Eligibility thresholds  Defining poverty populations  Defining distressed areas  NYS Catalog of State and Federal Programs Aiding Local Governments  Program eligibility  Funding allocationsDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  13. 13. 210 Citations  General Municipal  Education  Executive  Town and County  Environmental  Elections  State Finance  Labor  Tax  Real Property  Public Health 181 (86%) Use ONLY Population Count from the CensusDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  14. 14. 29 Citations Require Population Characteristics to determine eligibility or define distress  Age  Language Spoken at  Household or Family Home Income  Poverty Rate  Ability to Speak  Unemployment Rate English 9 Laws require data at the TRACT level using income, poverty, and/or unemploymentDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  15. 15. 20 Programs Identified that Require Census Data for Eligibility or Funding – State and Federal (pass through) Funding Dept. of Education  Dept. of Labor Housing and  Office of Mental Health Community Renewal  Office of Temp. and Office for the Aging Disability Assistance Dept. of HealthDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  16. 16.  Academic Achievement  Special Education  Reading First  Housing Vouchers  Weatherization  Senior Support Services  Nutritional Services  Older Americans Health Services  Family Caregiver Support  Immunization  Lead Poisoning PreventionDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  17. 17. Flow of Funds Federal State Federal to State Federal to State to Local $2.4 billion State to Local $13.0 million $37.7 million State to Not-for-Profit $62.9 millionDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  18. 18.  Universes  Total Population  Population by Age (under 6, 55+, 60+, 75+)  Children in Poverty  Total Poverty Population  Disabled Population  Characteristics  Ratio of income to poverty  Family income  Overcrowding  RaceDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  19. 19.  Would prohibit providing relevant data to clients  Cannot accurately measure where older adults are living, impact on caregivers, population needs  Impacts development of survey sampling frame  Distortion of socio-economic characteristics for communities with large facilitiesDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  20. 20.  If idea is to do away with GQ, need explore other options to get college students  If not collected, we would need to use old data, less reliable data sources, or simply guess – none of which are good options  Will not use GQ data by itself, only as part of the total population  Most important program service issues: aging, disability, physical/mental health, substance abuse, correctional issuesDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  21. 21.  Reliabilityis questionable – MOE’s are often larger than the estimates  The current strategy for collecting GQ data is woefully inadequate. We would not recommend use to others  Unless sampling and weighting methods are improved we will recommend using only 2010 CensusDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  22. 22.  Are the Group Quarters data used?  Yes, though not often by itself. More often as a component of the total population universe.  Are the Group Quarters data important?  Yes, particularly where impacts are localized and for program planning and development  Are there legal and regulatory requirements?  Yes, though few relate specifically to the group quarters population  Can ACS Group Quarters data be replaced?  Counts – yes; Characteristics - no  Are the Group Quarters data accurate?  Not in its current form.December 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.
  23. 23. P.O. Box 160 Rensselaerville, NY 12147 (518) 703-0724 (cell) (518) 797-3163 (home) bob@rlsdemographics.comDecember 13, 2010 RLS Demographics, Inc.

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