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Feb
15

43.5% of Custodial Parents Receive the Full Amount of Child Support

According the Census Bureau’s latest findings on child support, 43.5% of custodial parents receive the full amount of child support. Out of 69.3% of custodial parents that is due to receive child... more
Feb
13

Census Bureau on Statement on 2020 Census Race & Ethnicity Questions

As of January 26th, 2018 the Census Bureau released its new two-question format for new race and ethnicity questions. These questions will be on both the 2018 Census Test and the 2020 Census. However... more
Feb
12

The Census Bureau’s Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files

Feb 14, 2018 Satisfy your love for data this Valentine’s Day by digging into the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files. These files allow you to create custom... more
Feb
11

Census Business Builder—Small Business and Regional Analyst Editions: A Primer

The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use... more
Jan
21

2012-2016 PUMS Release

The Census Bureau has released the 2012-2016 American Community Service Public Use Microdata Sample, Variance Replicate Tables, and Results for the Puerto Rico Community Survey. For more upcoming... more
Jan
17

2020 Census Forms

On October 12th, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked Congress for a $3.3 billion increase in funding for the 2020 census. As predicted expenditures for the census increase, the consequences of... more
Jan
15

DOJ pushes for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Forms

On December 12th, the Department of Justice wrote a letter to the Census Bureau asking the Bureau to put a question of citizenship status for every member of a household on the 2020 census form, on... more
Jan
14

MLK Day Statistics

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15th, the US Census Bureau has released data highlighting African-American statistics. You can see more infographics and data here.
Jan
9

Data in the News: America, Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

America is now an outlier on driving deaths, with rates 40% higher than countries like Canada and Australia. More people in the U.S. die from car crashes than gun violence, and the U.S. has done less... more
Dec
7

Dec 15th: Local Update of Census Addresses Operations (LUCA) Deadline

Where do you live? In July 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau mailed invitation letters and registration forms to approximately 39,000 tribal, state and local governments across the nation to encourage... more
Dec
7

Data in the News: Supply, Demand, and Death Rates

A New York Times article has supported the claim that a strong economy can lead to high mortality rates. This compilation of research looks at data on joblessness and mortality rates in the US and ... more
Nov
30

Census Bureau to Release ACS 2012-16 5-Year Estimates on Dec. 7

First Release of ACS 2012-16 5-Year Estimates on December 7, 2017 The 2012-16 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates will be released on Thursday, December 7, 2017. These data will be... more
Oct
13

Programs in the Population Sciences Webinar

Join representatives from several population studies programs to learn about their training programs in a webinar information session. Faculty members will discuss what their programs offer, how to... more
May
16

Using DiversityDataKids.org in the Classroom

Recording from May 22, 2017 Webinar PDF of webinar slides. Programs in Population Sciences (PIPS) will host a webinar presenting on how to use the resources from diversitydatakids.org in the... more
May
12

Data in the News: Do Americans Understand Taxes?

NPR recently administered a poll to American citizens. It tested their knowledge and opinion of the US tax system. The questions included: About what percent of working Americans have zero or... more
Apr
26

Still looking for a summer internship?

Be sure to check out our Programs in the Population Sciences website (click here)! Programs in the Population Sciences (PiPS) offers a central point where undergraduate students interested in... more
Apr
14

Data in the News: Why the Recall?

The Guardian has recently released data to help consumers tackle one frightening issue: product recalls. Many young adults can remember the great E Coli scare that left our supermarket shelves... more
Apr
6

Frey: Census shows a revival of pre-recession migration flows

SSDAN Director William Frey recently wrote about changes in migration flows for The Avenue, a Brookings Institution blog. The full text can be found here. Recently released census population... more
Mar
31

Patterns of Black Migration

  Check SSDAN Director Bill Frey's collaboration in this Vox video, mapping the progression of black Americans since the Great Migration until today. Recent demographic insights suggest that black... more
Mar
23

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Faculty Workshop: Using the American Community Survey in Undergraduate Courses

As part of an NICHD funded project, the Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan will host a workshop to enable college and university professors to develop class modules... more