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How Well Can IRS Count the Population?
Peter Sailer, Michael Weber, and Ellen Yau; Statistics of Income, December 1994.
The following paper is an outgrowth of research performed with a data base of merged individual income tax returns and information documents. It attempts to demonstrate how administrative records can be used to compute a population estimates, discuss the reliability of this estimate, compare estimates from the data base, classified by age, sex, and state, to results from the 1990 Census, and summarize conclusions and make some recommendations for further research.