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Our Researchers

Our researchers produce innovations that keep our economic and social statistics efficient and relevant. Census researchers engage in challenging and rewarding work in a wide variety of fields. Researchers present their findings in working papers, publications, and reports, and in contributions at professional meetings.

Lynda Laughlin 
Chief, Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch  
Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division 

Contact Information

  • 301-763-6314  
  • lynda.l.laughlin@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • Work, occupations, and organizations  
  • Family demography  
  • Women's employment  
  • Father involvement and labor force outcomes  


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Temple University , 2006  
  • M.A., Sociology, Temple University, 2001  
  • B.A., Sociology and Classical Studies, Coe College, 1999  

Professional Experience

  • Chief, Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch , U.S. Census Bureau, 2016-Present  
  • Sociologist and Senior Statistician, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch , U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2016  
  • Program Analyst (4 month rotational detail) , Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, 2016  

Approved on: October 27, 2016
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