Category Archives: Education

Shift Toward Greater Educational Attainment for Women Began 20 Years Ago

Written by: Kurt Bauman, Chief, Education and Social Stratification Branch Statistics from the American Community Survey show women now lead men in college completion (see Women Now at the Head of the Class, Lead Men in College Attainment). Colleges have … Continue reading

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10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities

Written by: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Office Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways local … Continue reading

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Women Now at the Head of the Class, Lead Men in College Attainment

Written By: Kurt Bauman and Camille Ryan In 1940, under 5 percent of the U.S. population held a bachelor’s degree. Men, at 5.5 percent, were more likely than women at 3.8 percent, to have a college education. Although the 1.7 … Continue reading

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More Education Means Less Chance of Living with Mom and Dad

Written by: Ellyn Arevalo Steidl, David Ihrke and Jonathan Vespa Our last blog on young adults looked at trends over the last 40 years of young adults living with their parents. Today we take a closer look at this group … Continue reading

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How Much are School Systems Spending on our Children’s Education?

Written by: Mark Dixon For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected data on how governments and school systems spend money on education, and the resulting statistics allow policymakers to see trends. Current spending per pupil generally increased over the … Continue reading

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