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Recognizing Nation’s 2.78 Million Administrative Professionals
Secretaries and administrative assistants make up 2% of the workforce, mainly women with lower-than-average earnings.
Why Study Aging in Africa, Region With World’s Youngest Population?
A U.S. Census Bureau report provides comprehensive statistics on current and future population aging trends and patterns in Africa.
Fertility Rates: Declined for Younger Women, Increased for Older Women
Despite broader stability in fertility trends, a Census Bureau analysis shows that the age at which U.S. women gave birth changed from 1990 to 2019.
1950 Census Records: A Window to History
Records for all people counted in the 1950 Census will be released by the National Archives and Records Administration April 1.
Who Was Undercounted, Overcounted in the 2020 Census?
The U.S. Census Bureau used two measures of coverage to estimate who was missed or counted more than once in the 2020 Census.
Income and Poverty
Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Age
A U.S. Census Bureau tool, Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) Explorer, illustrates increases in the gender pay gap as women age.
National Poverty in America Awareness Month: Measuring Poverty
The Census Bureau’s 2020 Supplemental Poverty Measure rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the official poverty rate of 11.4%.
Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings
Are your retirement savings related to the number of times you have been married or the number of partners with whom you have children?
What Happens When Older Adults Struggle to Make Ends Meet?
The packages of needs-based assistance that some older adults rely on may indicate difficulty affording health care, food, shelter and other necessities.
Measuring Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Working Moms
Census Bureau study shows receipt of child care subsidies may keep working married mothers in the labor force and lowers wage gap between spouses.
Children Experienced Episodic Poverty at Higher Rate Than Adults
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report explores episodic and chronic poverty rates among children, working-age adults and seniors from 2013-2016.
Business and Economy
Student Debt Weighed Heavily on Millions Even Before Pandemic
Student loans are one of the largest contributors to household debt, an added burden on those already hard-hit by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adult Population Grew Faster Than Total Population From 2010 to 2020
The first detailed results of the 2020 Census released today show a nationwide shift in the age makeup of the U.S. population from 2010 to 2020.
What Do We Know About the Quality of 2020 Census Redistricting Data?
To assess the quality of the redistricting data released today, we compared 2020 Census to key data benchmarks.
Access to Contraception Can Increase Women’s Educational Attainment
U.S. Census Bureau and University of Colorado researchers teamed up to analyze the impact of a Colorado family planning program on high school completion.
Women Business Ownership in America On the Rise
The nation’s 1,141,410 women-owned employer firms employed 10.1 million workers and generated nearly $1.8 trillion in revenue in 2018.
Unequally Essential: Women and Gender Pay Gap During COVID-19
On the eve of Equal Pay Day and as the nation recognizes Women’s History Month, Census Bureau data show women still face pay disparities across occupations.
Early COVID Impact on U.S. Economy More Widespread Than on Mortality
Census Bureau research shows the pandemic initially had a more widespread impact on the economy than on mortality rates.
Indirect Impact of COVID-19 Results in Higher Pandemic Death Toll
Independent Census Bureau research shows racial disparities in U.S. COVID-19 mortality rates and a higher death toll indirectly related to the pandemic.
Women Making Gains in STEM Occupations but Still Underrepresented
While women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, they are only 27% of STEM workers, up from 8% in 1970.
Poverty Rate for People in Woman-Led Households Lowest on Record
The U.S. poverty rate dropped from 12.3% in 2017 to 11.8% in 2018. The decrease in poverty for women-led families comprised much of...
Jobs With the Largest Gender Pay Gaps in Finance, Sales
The gender pay gap persists in almost all occupations but is much greater in some jobs.
Number of Women Lawyers At Record High But Men Still Highest Earners
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the appointment of the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno.
Three-fourths of Female Veterans Served During Wartime
Nearly all of female veterans under the age of 45 have served in a time of war. The post-9/11 cohort now makes up 35.8 percent of female veterans.