New Study Finds Young Children Most Often Missed in Census

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a KIDS COUNT working paper this week that shows that the 2000 Census missed more than 1 million young children under age 10 and more than three-quarters of a million children under age 5, or nearly 4 percent of this population group. The paper also finds that young children have the highest undercount rate of any age group. Reasons for the large undercount range from challenges in data collection to the growing complexity of defining and capturing the nation’s families.

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