Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of Children living in Owner-Occupied Homes Still Down From Prerecession Levels

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Tweet By Emily Schondelmyer, demographer The Census Bureau released its annual “Families and Living Arrangements” table package today, finding that about 20 percent of the nation’s children are receiving food stamps. The economic well-being of households with children declined during … Continue reading

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Statistical Definition of ‘Family’ Unchanged Since 1930

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Tweet By David Pemberton, historian What is the Census Bureau’s definition of “family”? Printed decennial census reports from 1930 to the present are consistent in their definition of “family.” The 2010 version states: “A family consists of a householder and … Continue reading

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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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