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Theology majors marry each other a lot, but business majors don't (and other tales of BAs and marriage)

The American Community Survey collects data on the college majors of people who’ve graduated college. This excellent data has lots of untapped potential for family research, because it tells us something about people’s character and experience that we don’t have from any other variables in this massive annual dataset.  540 more words

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Unequal marriage markets for Black and White women

Joanna Pepin and I have posted a new paper titled, “Unequal marriage markets: Sex ratios and first marriage among Black and White women.” In the paper, we find that the marriage markets of Black and White women are very different, with Black women living in metropolitan areas that have many fewer single men than White women do. 410 more words

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Citizenship Question on the Census (Part 1)

The current census kerfuffle about adding the citizenship question to the 2020 decennial Census is a big issue. There are now three (maybe more) lawsuits in the federal courts seeking to stop the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce from adding this controversial question. 1,329 more words

Against the odds, English is on the rise in four US states

California, Texas, and New Mexico have long been the most multilingual states in the US. In those places, over half of kids aged eight or younger have a parent who speaks a language other than English at home. 118 more words

Gimme (Affordable) Shelter (Part 5)

My past few posts on housing affordability focused on ranking places (cities) and congressional districts by one or two statistics, usually the proportion of households with a high or severe housing cost burden (30.0 to 49.9%, or +50.0%). 446 more words

Income Inequality in Major US Metro Areas (I Dream of Gini)

I read a tweet this morning from Planetizen about a recent study by the Brookings Institution. Here are links to the Planetizen post and the… 384 more words


Gimme (Affordable) Shelter (Part 4)

Continuing from yesterday’s blog post, today I look at the opposite extreme: the least housing cost burdened (“most affordable”) large cities in the USA in 2016. 454 more words