FDLP

Understanding the Census of Government: 2nd Largest Industry in the U.S.

Title: Understanding the Census of Government: 2nd Largest Industry in the U.S.

Speaker: 

  • Jennifer C. Boettcher, Business Librarian, Georgetown University

Description:

    To understand a government you need to understand the context in which a government operates. This workshop will review the Census of Governments and other U.S. Government related resources that will help you understand the structure of governments; details on revenues and expenditures, capital outlay, outstanding debt, public employment, education, and public sector retirement; and monitor the fiscal strength of special districts, school districts, local, and state governments.

    Viewers will learn:

    • a basic understanding of state and local government budgeting
    • how to interpret the tables
    • how to find recently updated current data
    • what is NOT in the Census

Duration: 62 minutes

Date Recorded: 01/10/2017

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