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Emily Merchant has published an article in The Conversation on the 2020 Census

In the article, entitled "Democracy is in danger when the census undercounts vulnerable populations," she discusses recent changes to the 2020 census and warns that "if the census is to guide the equitable distribution of political power and federal resources, it must also strive to count people as equitably as possible."
Emily Merchant has published an article in The Conversation on the 2020 Census

Emily Merchant

STS Professor Emily Merchant has published an article in The Conversation on the 2020 Census: read it here! In the article, entitled "Democracy is in danger when the census undercounts vulnerable populations," she discusses recent changes to the 2020 census and warns that "if the census is to guide the equitable distribution of political power and federal resources, it must also strive to count people as equitably as possible." Her research on the international history of demography shows that this is by no means an easy task, and contains important lessons about how different approaches to to demography can lead to vulnerable populations being undercounted.

http://theconversation.com/democracy-is-in-danger-when-the-census-undercounts-vulnerable-populations-93027