Assessing the Census

May 16, 2011 | Newsmakers

Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College, says the U.S. Census can be summed up in two words: power and money. Beveridge, who has conducted demographic analyses for the New York Times since 1993, explained how updated census figures can shape legislative districts and affect federal funding to state and local governments. “That’s why Bloomberg is so upset,” said Beveridge-referring to the lower than expected population growth rate in the 2010 census, ”because it directly affects the money coming into New York City.” Listen Now >>