Category Archives: Education

Access to Paid Leave Varies by Education for New Moms

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Tweet Written By: Lynda Laughlin Paid maternity allows new mothers time to care for their newborns and provides economic security while they are away from work. While the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, entitles new parents to … Continue reading

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The Funding of our State and Local Governments

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Tweet Written by: Lisa M. Blumerman and Jeffrey L. Barnett, Governments Division, US Census Bureau These days the health of our state and local governments is a topic that is much debated. Are our state and local governments solvent? Will … Continue reading

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American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

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Tweet Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the … Continue reading

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What is a College Degree Worth?

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Tweet Written by: Tiffany Julian, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, US Census Bureau A college degree has long been considered the golden ticket to success in life. High schools and parents constantly reinforce the importance of obtaining a college … Continue reading

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Going Back to School

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Tweet Do you have a student going back to school this month? The U.S. Census Bureau first collected information on the number of schools and students during the 1840 Census. That year, there were approximately 2 million students attending 50,000 … Continue reading

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