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Module 3 Discussion
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The American Community Survey is the only publicly available source for fine-grained data (geographically) data about socio-economic conditions in the U.S. Alternatives to the ACS are private, prohibitively expensive, and without comparative historical data.
Using ACS unemployment data we can, for instance, make very deliberate decisions about where to fund workforce development centers in urban areas by isolating historical concentrations of low-wage employment and unemployment. We also, as transportation planners, can make more well-informed decisions about where to invest in new bus stops, or new light rail based on where the greatest concentration of need in a city happens to be. And how would we define ‘need’? With ACS data!
Yet, as I mentioned toward the end of the Module 3 Overview, the ACS does not exist without a good bit of controversy (at least in recent years). Concerns over privacy, the compulsory nature of the Census questionnaire, and the role of the Federal Government in producing socio-economic data have led to serious efforts since the elimination of the long-form Decennial Census in 2005 to defund the ACS.
Your assignment in this discussion is simple. Drawing on examples from research that you conduct online, please outline both sides of this ‘debate’ – i.e., benefits of the ACS and concerns about the ACS. Be sure to make clear that you understand why the ACS is valuable to the wide-range of folks who rely on it. But also be sure that you detail some of the concerns that have been raised in Congress about the ACS – explain, in other words, why Congress sought (and succeeded) to cut funding to the ACS.
Discussion response guidelines for module 3:
· Your discussion response post must engage directly with the discussion question that appears above, and must refer to reading material presented in this module.
· Your discussion response post must include:
**TWO DIRECT QUOTES (including citation with page number) from the reading. Direct quotes must be made bold in the text of your response.
**At least TWO links to relevant webpages or news items. The links should be described and contextualized in the text of your response.
· Minimum original post length: 400 words.
Peer reply guidelines for module 3:
· You are responsible for TWO peer reply posts. Both reply posts must be completed prior to 11:59pm on Friday night.
· Reply posts are responses that you make either to an original post or reply post that has been contributed by another student. Your objective is to participate substantively in a conversationthat another student has started.
· Reply posts must include:
**At least one direct quote (including citation with author, date, and page number) from the assigned reading for that module or one reference to an outside source (website, news item) that includes a link. Direct quote or reference to outside source must be made bold in the text of the reply.
· Minimum reply length: 200 words.
1. From the U.S. Census Bureau, ‘American Community Survey: Information Guide
‘ (2013, U.S. Dep’t of Commerce). | Please read the entire document.
2. From the U.S. Census Bureau, ‘The Value of the American Community Survey
‘ (2015, U.S. Dep’t of Commerce). | Please read the entire document.
3. From The Atlantic, ‘Republicans Try to Curtail the Census
‘. (2015, Berman) | Please read the entire document.
4. From The American Planning Association, ‘Congress Puts the American Survey at Risk
‘ (2015, Zenner) | Please read the entire document.
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