The Census Bureau is taking a test census this year to experiment with ideas for the 2020 Census. It will try reaching people by text message, encouraging them to respond online and using ”big data” to fill in details that census takers cannot obtain from questionnaires or door-to-door visits. Read more at Fact Tank.
All Things Census
The gap in earnings between today’s young adults with college degrees and those without them is wider than it was for previous generations, according to a new Pew Research Center report based on census data and a new nationally representative survey. The gap also has widened between college graduates and those with less education on other economic measures.
Recently released Census data indicate that the number of new marriages in the U.S. went up in 2012, reversing a three-year decline. The uptick is concentrated among the college-educated and those ages 35 and older. Read more at FactTank.
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, there is debate about how effective it has been, and about the accuracy of the current official measure of poverty. One thing is clear, though: The demographics of America’s poor have changed over the decades. Read more at FactTank.