The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
Title: Current Population Survey, June 2002 Fertility Supplement.
Form Number(s): None (The CPS is conducted by interviewers using laptop computers and an automated survey instrument).
OMB Approval Number: 0607-0610.
Type of Review: Regular submission.
Burden Hours: 250.
Number of Respondents: 30,000.
Average Hours Per Response: 30 seconds.
Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau is requesting clearance for the collection of data concerning the Fertility Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the June 2002 Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau sponsors the supplement questions, which were previously collected in June 2000, and have been asked periodically since 1971.
This survey provides information used mainly by government and private analysts to project future population growth, to analyze child spacing, and to aid policymakers in their decisions affected by changes in family size and composition. Past studies have documented profound changes to historical patterns that have occurred in fertility rates, family structures, premarital births, and the timing of the first birth. Potential needs for government assistance, such as aid to families with dependent children, child care, and maternal health care for single-parent households, can be estimated using CPS characteristics matched with fertility data.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., section 182.
OMB Desk Officer: Susan Schechter, (202) 395-5103.Start Printed Page 12517
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6608, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Susan Schechter, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10201, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.Start Signature
Dated: March 14, 2002.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 02-6611 Filed 3-18-02; 8:45 am]
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