Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded to official Census Bureau publications.
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The American Community Survey and Intercensal Population Estimates
Discussion of the issues involved in integrating survey results and population estimates, including methodological differences.
Direct Measures of Poverty as Indicators of Economic Need
The evidence presented here supports the use of hardship measures as a valid and useful measure of household well-being.
Timing of First Births: 1930-34 to 1990-94
The purposes of this research is to examine the trend in the marital status of women at the time of their first birth.
How Well Does CPS Measure the Foreign-Born Population in the US?
Using data from the 1994 to 1997 CPS, this paper poses the question: How well does the CPS measure the foreign-born population in the United States?
Child Well-Being Indicators From the SIPP
The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), collected in the Fall of 1994, provides analysis of child well-being in four areas.
Poverty, Family Structure, and Child Well-Being
This paper assesses data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) concerning child well-being.
Co-resident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren
This paper estimates how many grandparents maintain households for their grandchildren and how these numbers have changed since 1990.
State Estimates of Organized Child Care Facilities
This paper presents data on the characteristics of child care businesses for individual states.