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The Statistical Agencies of the Federal Government: A Report to the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government

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  • Agricultural Science
  • Economics
  • Political Science

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This PDF is a selection from an out-of-print volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research Volume Title: The Statistical Agencies of the Federal Government: A Report to the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government Volume Author/Editor: Frederick C. Mills and Clarence D. Long Volume Publisher: NBER Volume ISBN: 0-87014-049-3 Volume URL: http://www.nber.org/books/mill49-1 Publication Date: 1949 Chapter Title: Organization of the Federal Statistical System Chapter Author: Frederick C. Mills, Clarence D. Long Chapter URL: http://www.nber.org/chapters/c6650 Chapter pages in book: (p. 9 - 35) 2 ORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL STATISTICAL SYSTEM Elements of the Present Statistical Intelligence System THE INTRODUCTORY REFERENCE TO STATISTICAL AGENCIES indicates the various classes of Federal offices making up the system on which we depend for information. We here set forth in greater detail and in somewhat different order the elements of that system. Table 2 includes the coordinating office and the more important of the agencies that collect, process or analyze statistics serving, some purpose beyond the purely administrative ends of the agencies themselves. If strictly operational statistics were included the exhibit would take in virtually every agency of the government. TABLE 2 Elements of the Statistical Intelligence System, 1948 AGENCY AND LOCATION IN GOVERNMENT Division of Statis- tical Standards, Bureau of the Budget (Executive Office of the President) Bureau of Agricul- tural Economics (Agriculture) Bureau of Labor Statistics (Labor) Collect, compile, and publish statistics about the American people and their economy; provide bases for Congressional representation. Acquire, analyze, inter- pret, and diffuse economic and statistical information on agricultural production and distribution and land utilization and conserva- tion in their broadest aspects. Collect, analyze, and distribute information on subjects co

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