Author Archives: jennifer

Marrying Older, But Sooner?

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written By: Jonathan Vespa The age when Americans marry for the first time has risen to its highest point since the 1950s. Although true, there is more to the story. With life expectancy increasing, Americans today are actually marrying … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Marriage | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Moving … County-to-County

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: William Koerber and Melanie Rapino Over the course of a year, how many Americans move to a new county? About 6 percent of the population age 1 and older, according to American Community Survey data gathered from … Continue reading

Posted in Geography | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Beyond a Bachelor’s Degree: Big Gains for Graduate School Attainment

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Jessica Davis The number of people with some graduate education now exceeds the number who have just a bachelor’s degree –36 million to 30 million, one of the interesting findings in the newly released 2013 educational attainment … Continue reading

Posted in Education | 2 Comments

Measuring Alternative Educational Credentials

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Robert Kominski and Stephanie Ewert Social science research has repeatedly shown a link between educational attainment and social and economic outcomes. Although we have insight into how high school diplomas and college degrees shape achievement, what about … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged | 2 Comments

Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation to Study Poverty Dynamics

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Ashley Edwards Some people may see poverty as a continuous state. In fact, it can be temporary. Many people are used to understanding the issue of poverty through annual statistics that provide a snapshot of how many … Continue reading

Posted in Poverty, Uncategorized | Leave a comment