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Understanding Population Density

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Written by: Darryl Cohen While the United States population density is about 90 people per square mile, most people live in cities, which have a much higher density. Even among cities, density values can vary considerably from one city to … Continue reading

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New Population Projections Account for Differences in Fertility of Native- and Foreign-Born Women

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By Sandra L. Colby and Jennifer M. Ortman Last December, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest series of national population projections, providing perspective on the future composition of the nation’s population. A new report released today explores these projections. … Continue reading

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

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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 the … Continue reading

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

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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 Income … Continue reading

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

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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 likely … Continue reading

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