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Households Doubling Up

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau In coping with economic challenges over the past few years, many of us have combined households with other family members or individuals. These “doubled-up” households are defined as those that include at … 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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Income vs. Earnings

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Tweet Income and earnings are often confused. In reality, earnings are just one kind of income. Every year, the Census Bureau collects data on how much money households obtain from 50 different sources, all of which we label “income.” Earnings, … Continue reading

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