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Republicans Freak Out Over Wonky Census Change Because ... Obamacare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans who have tried for years to hamstring detailed surveys by the U.S. Census Bureau were suddenly alarmed Tuesday over news that changes to o...

Who Won't Be Replaced By a Machine in 2034?

Donna Randall | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Donna Randall

Over several decades, computers have replaced workers who perform routine tasks, notably in the manufacturing sector. This trend is expected to continue and to increasingly impact occupations where workers perform non-routine tasks.

Invest in Kids: Restoring the American Dream

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

The American dream is in crisis. According to a recent nationwide poll by American Viewpoint, by overwhelming margins, American voters believe that the lives of children have gotten worse rather than better over the past decade.

Perpetuating Inequality in the Workplace

Mehroz Baig | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Mehroz Baig

The issue at hand with employment is not explicit racism and discrimination, but the evolution of our systems in such a way that inequality perpetuates itself subversively.

Illinois Lags in Population Growth Among Midwest States

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When your economy thrives, your population grows. When it tanks, you end up like Illinois in the new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Women in the Workforce: What Changes Have We Made?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Mehroz Baig

The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between 1970 and 1980 and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only 0.4 percentage points between 2000 and 2006-2010.

Homelessness Down, But Poverty Up

William Laney | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
William Laney

There would seem to be no quick fix to America's poverty problem, but there is a quick way to seriously address it.

Surprisingly, The American City With The Highest Concentration Of Gay Couples Is...

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Did San Francisco just get out-gayed? Recently released data from the 2012 U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of sam...

In 2012, Hispanic Voter Turnout vs. Voting Power

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 08.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Eric Rodriguez

What politicians do today and the tone of their comments, particularly on immigration reform, will leave an indelible mark in the minds of Latino voters and the young people who will join the electorate in the years to come.

What 'White' Really Means

ThinkProgress | Posted 06.19.2013 | Latino Voices

The Census Bureau released its latest population data last week, providing a portrait of the nation through July of 2012. Among the most interesting f...

Chicago's Population Grows -- But Slower Than Other Cities

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is on the slow climb when it comes to population growth according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Windy City's popu...

Data for a Brighter Democracy

Rod Little | Posted 06.09.2013 | Science
Rod Little

In the absence of transparent, objective data about our society that is free of political influence, opinions can dominate. Information confers power, and trust is essential.

And The Happiest State Is...

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and Samuel Weigley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

24/7 Wall St.: According to a Gallup poll released today, the United States has shown almost no improvement in well-being in the past five years, ...

Census Bureau Makes Long Overdue Change

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. Inste...

Blondes Might Have More Fun But Brunettes Have More Crowns

Caryn Brooks | Posted 02.22.2013 | TV
Caryn Brooks

Could the look of the quintessential American beauty be changing as our population changes?

Government Seeks To Modernize Vital Program

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part o...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Great News For Mom And Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.08.2012 | Money

Good news, mom and dad. Your 20-something kid might finally be ready to move out. Household formation is growing at the fastest rate in more than ...

The Troublesome Trend Among Boomers Today

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The Baby Boom generation has had a large effect on demographic trends over the past 50 years. Now that this generation is mostly over 50 years of age, it is interesting to look at what has been happening with regards to their divorce rate in middle age.

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?

America's Richest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess, Sam Weigley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released by the U.S. Census ...

The U.S. City With The Largest Surge In Downtown Residents Is...

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Chicago

As more and more people head downtown in U.S. cities across the country, Chicago takes the top rank, boasting the largest numeric gain in downtown res...

America's Poorest States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Brian Zajac and Alexander E. M. Hess | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released from the U.S. Census...

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ryanomics is not only poor arithmetic, it is also poor morality and gross injustice which turns upside down the requirements of all great faiths to protect the poor and vulnerable.

'Back-To-School' By The Numbers: Americans Spent $7.7 Billion Last August

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

The return to school means, among other things, the return to math class and all the calculations, facts and figures that go with it. Perhaps in antic...