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.

Apr 24, 2014

Gains and Lags by Black and Hispanic College Students

This links to a FactTank posting about changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of college students over the past 16 years, as well as a comparison of the share of 25- to 29-year-olds receiving bachelor’s degrees.

Apr 22, 2014

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.

Apr 21, 2014

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.

Apr 8, 2014

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.

Apr 8, 2014

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.

Apr 4, 2014

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.

Mar 24, 2014

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.

Mar 15, 2014

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.”

Feb 18, 2014

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.

Feb 11, 2014

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.