Kenneth Prewitt

Columbia University

Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will spend the fall semester at Russell Sage working on two books for the Russell Sage Foundation census series. The first book will be an overview of the political economy of census taking, with a focus on Census 2000. A second book, co-authored with Norman Nie, will be an empirical analysis of the civic mobilization effort that increased cooperation rates in the 2000 census. This book will address one central question: can the American public be "talked into" sufficiently high levels of cooperation with the census so that the undercounts which have plagued recent censuses will be meaningfully reduced?

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