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For the Most Part, Few Young Adults Live With Their Parents

By Jonathan Vespa, David Ihrke and Ellyn Arevalo Steidl People may think that today’s young adults, often called “millennials” — the so-called “boomerang generation”— are flocking to their parents’ basement instead of moving out on their own. However, a look … Continue reading

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What is the Supplemental Poverty Measure and How Does it Differ from the Official Measure?

Written by: Kathleen Short, Census Bureau Economist In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released official poverty statistics for the United States for the 2013 calendar year. The current official poverty measure was developed in the early 1960s, and only a … Continue reading

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Continuously Improving the Health Insurance Coverage Estimates from the Current Population Survey

By Jennifer Cheeseman Day In an ever-changing world, we must constantly work to enhance our ways of measurement. This year, the U.S. Census Bureau implemented a new set of questions in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Coverage Measurement in Two Surveys

By Brett O’Hara Next week, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing two sources for health insurance statistics in the United States: the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey. While both surveys … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Written by: Victoria Velkoff Income, poverty and health insurance statistics for 2013 from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) will be released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. One-year statistics from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) … Continue reading

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