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.

Feb 6, 2014

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.

Jan 13, 2014

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.

Dec 17, 2013

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.

Dec 11, 2013

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.

Nov 27, 2013

Marriage and College

This links to a FactTank posting about recently released Census Bureau data on the living arrangements of parents by educational attainment.

Nov 22, 2013

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.

Oct 18, 2013

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.

Oct 8, 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.

Sep 24, 2013

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.

Sep 23, 2013

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.