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Understanding Geographic Relationships: Counties, Places, Tracts and More

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Tweet By Katy Rossiter Geography is at the center of taking a census. We do not just count people; we count people where they live. Geography is important because it is the basis for taking a census and for tabulating … Continue reading

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Where do STEM Graduates Work?

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Tweet Written By: Liana Christin Landivar and Anthony Martinez In 2012, 14.8 million employed college graduates reported having a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  About one-quarter of these graduates work in a STEM occupation, so where … Continue reading

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Who Faces More Family Instability: Married or Nonmarried First-Time Mothers?

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Tweet Written by: Lindsay M. Monte In the Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012 report, we use June 2012 Current Population Survey data to examine family instability. A common definition of family instability is considered to be changes in … Continue reading

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Older Workers Are Staying Longer in the Workforce

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Tweet Written By:  Loraine A. West Participation in the labor force has been rising for older adults for the past decade or longer. By 2010, the labor force participation rate for the population age 65 and older reached 22.1 percent … Continue reading

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Why Do We Move? Did the Reasons Change Over Time?

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Tweet Written by: David Ihrke Between 2012 and 2013, 35.9 million people age 1 and over moved in the United States. Each person moved for a specific reason or set of reasons, whether it was to establish their own household, … Continue reading

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