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

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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

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Measuring Alternative Educational Credentials

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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

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

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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

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OnTheMap Upgrades – New Business Firm-Level Data and Improved PDF Reports

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Tweet Written by: Matthew Graham The Census Bureau has updated the popular OnTheMap tool. Now you can find firm-level statistics, such as firm age and firm size. A product of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, these statistics allow policymakers, … Continue reading

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Discover Your Neighborhood with Census Explorer

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Tweet Written by: Michael Ratcliffe Our customers often want to explore neighborhood-level statistics and see how their communities have changed over time. Our new Census Explorer interactive mapping tool makes this easier than ever. It provides statistics on a variety … Continue reading

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