Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

A Change in Circumstances: Family and Household Transitions and Child Well-Being

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Tweet Written By: Lynda Laughlin Change is inevitable, but how often things change can matter for the well-being of children. A new report, A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011, uses multiyear data from the Survey of … Continue reading

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Are Today’s Young Adults Better Off Than Their Parents? Yes and No

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Tweet By Jonathan Vespa Compared with prior generations, young people today, those 18 to 34 years old, are more educated and, in some parts of the country, earn more. However, they are also less likely to be employed and more … Continue reading

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Census Bureau to Host Pre-Release Webinar on New Set of American Community Survey Statistics for Communities Nationwide

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Tweet What:             The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar to discuss the upcoming release of the latest American Community Survey statistics covering communities of all sizes. The release includes detailed data for the five-year period between 2009-2013. It features … Continue reading

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Demographics of Handheld-Only Households

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Tweet Written By: Thom File, Sociologist, Education and Social Stratification Statistics Branch As computing and Internet technology have evolved, many people have started accessing the Internet with hand-held devices, such as smartphones. Overall, about 83.8 percent of households reported owning … Continue reading

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Grandparents Who Live with a Grandchild are Younger and More Likely to be in Poverty

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Tweet Written by: Renee R. Ellis, demographer, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch The Survey of Income and Program Participation is the only U.S. census survey that asks questions about grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren. In the Coresident … Continue reading

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