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 Considers Whether to Delete Some Questions
This links to a FactTank posting about the Census Bureau’s review of questions on the American Community Survey. The agency may drop questions if it determines they do not yield useful, quality data that cannot be found elsewhere.
Economy and Other Factors Linked to Decline in Teen Births
This links to a Fact Tank posting about factors linked to the decline in U.S. teen births. Among them are the economy and changes in sexual behavior.
A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers Reverses a Long Trend
This posting links to a new Pew Research Center report analyzing the recent rise in stay-at-home motherhood, and exploring characteristics of stay-at-home mothers, as well as time use and public opinion data on this topic.
After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.
Census Report Explores How Hispanics Answer the Race Question
This posting links to a Fact Tank article about a new Census Bureau report that looks into how Hispanics answered the race question on the 2010 Census. Most Americans who chose “some other race” were Latino, and responses vary by country-of-origin group.
A New Census Category for Middle East/North Africa Ethnicity?
This posting summarizes a Fact Tank article about the Census Bureau’s study of a possible new ethnic category for people of Middle Eastern and North African descent. The bureau has embarked on a broad look at how it asks about race and ethnicity, preparing for the 2020 Census.
Will the Census Bureau Rewrite its Race and Ethnicity Questions?
This posting links to a Fact Tank article explaining the Census Bureau’s research into new question wording about race and ethnicity. The bureau is testing a combined question in an attempt to improve response rates and reduce the number of people who check “some other race.”
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.