D’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.
Census Bureau Tries Texting and More
This posting links to a Fact Tank article about a 2014 test census by the Census Bureau that will experiment with ideas for taking the 2020 Census.
Widening Gap Between Those With and Without a College Education
This posting links to a new Pew Research Center report that focused on young adults, ages 25 to 32, by education level. It finds that the college-educated not only are better off than the less educated, but that the gap between the two is wider than in the past.
Census Data Show Rise in New Marriages
This posting links to a FactTank article about American Community Survey data showing that the rate of new marriages rose in 2012 after declining for the previous three years. The rise is concentrated among certain groups.
Changing Demographics of Poverty
This posting links to a FactTank article about how the demographics of poverty have changed in the U.S. since the launch of the War on Poverty 50 years ago.
Changing Patterns of Global Migration and Remittances
Patterns of global migration and remittances have shifted in recent decades, even as both the number of immigrants and the amount of money they send home have grown, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the United Nations and the World Bank.
Gender Pay Gap Narrows, and Persists
This posting points to a new Pew Research Center report about the gender pay gap, which includes census data about earnings as well as a survey of attitudes.
Marriage and College
This links to a FactTank posting about recently released Census Bureau data on the living arrangements of parents by educational attainment.
Census Migration Estimates, Charted
This links to a posting on FactTank that discusses a graphic charting the movements of 7.1 million Americans who changed states between 2011 and 2012. The graphic is based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
Millennials: Only a Third Head Their Own Households
This refers to a post on FactTank about census data indicating that the rate of household formation among young adults (ages 18 to 32) is not growing, as of March 2013.
Census Website Closed, But Census Data Can Be Obtained
This posting links to a FactTank article about how to obtain census data even though federal websites are closed because of the government shutdown.