To: muawiyah; USS Alaska
Even part time, how many hours does it take 1.2 million to count only a small portion of 310 million - since (as USS Alaska pointed out) the Census only sends out "workers" to families that did not answer and mail back their Census forms?
If that small portion is 10-15%, or 31-46 million, that comes to 26-39 people to count for each "worker." Subtracting even 50% of the Census staff for "management" and "support" staff and that's still 52-78 people to count for each actual Census counter!
posted on 03/08/2010 6:48:10 AM PST
A lot of it has to do with statistical validation. Plus, mistakes are made filling out the forms and corrections acquired.
Once you take even the smallest part of this process out of the hands of the computers and the mail delivery service, that part is going to take far more time and effort.
posted on 03/08/2010 6:56:11 AM PST
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