Portrait of D’Vera CohnD’Vera Cohn is a Senior Writer at the Pew Research Center. She was a Washington Post reporter for 21 years, mainly writing about demographics, and was the newspaper’s lead reporter for the 2000 Census. After leaving the newspaper in 2006, she served as a consultant and freelance writer for the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, Brookings Institution and Population Reference Bureau. She also has advised the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism on demographic topics, and has spoken at national journalism conferences about how reporters can make use of demographic data in stories. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she is a former Nieman Fellow.

Jul 17, 2014

Even After the Recession, A Continued Rise in Multi-Generational Living

This posting links to a new Pew Research Center report that uses U.S. Census Bureau data to show that a rising share and number of Americans live in multi-generational households, especially young adults. The rise in living-with-family has continued even after the end of the Great Recession.

Jun 26, 2014

Census: Minority Births Not Quite the Majority Yet

This links to a FactTank posting about new Census Bureau population estimates by age, race and Hispanic origin for 2013. It finds that the decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession, especially among Hispanics, slowed the national shift to a majority-minority youth population. Although the Census Bureau said two years ago that minorities were the majority among newborns, the new numbers no longer show that.

Jun 26, 2014

Hispanic Growth Mainly Due to Births, Asians Mainly Due to Immigration

This links to a FactTank posting describing major findings about Hispanics and Asians based on new Census Bureau population estimates for July 1, 2013. The posting explores sources of growth, and state patterns.

Jun 5, 2014

Big Changes in Stay-at-Home Fatherhood

Not only has the number of stay-at-home fathers nearly doubled in recent years, but fathers who are home with their children are a larger share of stay-at-home parents. This links to a FactTank posting about the numbers and characteristics of stay-at-home fathers, and how they differ from stay-at-home mothers.

Jun 4, 2014

Are We There Yet?

This links to a FactTank posting explaining how two government agencies–the Census Bureau and National Center for Health Statistics–have different answers to the question of whether most U.S. babies are minorities. The agencies use different measures, and different methods.

May 30, 2014

Census Will Count Same-sex Spouses with Married Couples

This links to a FactTank posting about the Census Bureau’s plans to categorize same-sex spouses as married couples, a change from its current practice of counting them as unmarried couples.

May 13, 2014

A Difficult Question: How Many Same-Sex Married Couples?

This posting links to an article about the Census Bureau’s difficulty in getting an accurate count of same-sex married couples. As more states legalize gay marriage, producing a good number becomes increasingly important.

May 5, 2014

Do Americans Change Their Race? From One Census to the Next, Millions Do

This links to a FactTank posting about research that used data from census questionnaires in 2000 and 2010 to analyze how many Americans changed their racial or ethnic identity from one census to the next. The result: At least 10 million did.

Apr 30, 2014

The Changing Forces Driving Hispanic Population Growth

A new Pew Research report highlights the driving forces behind Hispanic population growth, which increasingly is driven by births, not immigration. This posting links to the report and to accompanying statistical profiles of the U.S. Hispanic and foreign-born population.

Apr 24, 2014

Hispanic Stay-at-Home Mothers

This links to a FactTank posting about Hispanic stay-at-home mothers, and beliefs among Hispanics about whether children are better off with a parent at home.