Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2011. Weights


Approximately every 10 years, using information from the decennial census, a new set of CPS weights are computed that produce better weighted estimates of the United States population. A new set of weights were first made available used for the calendar year 2011 (CPS 2012) data, based on the 2010 decennial census. The new weights produce a smaller and more accurate number of children than the older set of weights used for the 2009 estimates (which produced an overestimate of the number of children). Therefore, the decrease in the estimated number of eligible children from 2009 to 2011 is also partially attributable to these new weights.

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