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.
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.
College-Educated Americans Take Bigger Share of the Income Pie
This links to a posting about the growing share of U.S. household income that goes to college-educated households, who take home a disproportionate share of aggregate income.
Decline in Unauthorized Immigration Stalls; Number May Be Rising
This posting summarizes and links to a new Pew Research Center report that estimates population size and trends for unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S.
Income Trends and Gaps
This posting links to an article by Pew Research Center’s Rick Fry on four takeaways from the Census Bureau’s release of annual income and poverty data.