Tag Archives: Current Population Survey

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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Marrying Older, But Sooner?

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Tweet Written By: Jonathan Vespa The age when Americans marry for the first time has risen to its highest point since the 1950s. Although true, there is more to the story. With life expectancy increasing, Americans today are actually marrying … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid, Age and Income

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Tweet Written by: Jennifer Cheeseman Day Today, the Census Bureau released new statistics on the percentages of people receiving health insurance coverage. The report shows that 15.7 percent of people were covered by Medicare and 16.4 percent by Medicaid last … Continue reading

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Income and Poverty Rate Held Steady in 2012

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Tweet Written by: Chuck Nelson Between 2011 and 2012 in the United States, neither real median income nor the poverty rate changed. For the previous four years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) either poverty increased (2008, 2009, 2010) or median household … Continue reading

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