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Reports and Statistics -- Federal Governmental Organizations
Links to government organizations that provide research and statistics on Chicanos and Latinos.
Most Federal departments and agencies will have reports and statistics in their areas of coverage. Below are some examples from agencies in the Federal Government most likely to be helpful to those doing research on Chicanos and Latinos. You can also try searching Search.USA.gov, the U.S. Government Official Search engine, or the Federal Digital System (FDsys) from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) for more Federal reports and statistics.
Population, housing, economic, and geographic statistics, the latest economic indicators, and some historical census data back to 1790. Includes American Factfinder, American Community Survey, State & County QuickFacts, and the Economic Census. Access to data sets from the 2000 and 2010 censuses. Full-text subject reports.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission "... (t)o collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded".
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant."
At DHS, the Office of Immigration Statistics serves a decision-support function by producing annual core reports on immigrants by legal status and by conducting quantitative studies and research on immigration.
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The site pulls together data sets from HHS agencies such as the National Health Institutes. Searches can be filtered by subject, sub agency, date, geographic subdivision, etc.
Sponsored by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), website supports PD&R's goals for "... maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues."
"The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. .... The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time."
"The specific goals of the Forum are to improve both the quality and use of data on the aging population by:
•widening access to information on the aging population through periodic publications and other means;
•promoting communication among data producers, researchers, and public policymakers;
•coordinating the development and use of statistical databases among federal agencies;
•identifying information gaps and data inconsistencies"
Reports and Statistics -- California State Agencies
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