Eileen Patten is a Research Analyst at the Pew Research Center. She graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor’s degrees in English and Sociology with honors. While at the University, she was a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research on the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life (RDSL) study, which primarily investigates the phenomenon of unintended pregnancies among young women. She was also a copy editor and co-copy chief at The Michigan Daily, and has interned in the editorial division of Oxford University Press – New York
Black child poverty rate holds steady, even as other groups see declines
The share of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the nation’s economy has improved. But the poverty rate has changed little for black children, the group most likely to be living in poverty.
On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap
77% of women and 63% of men believe “this country needs to continue making changes to give men and women equality in the workplace.”
How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago
Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.
How Obama’s executive action will impact immigrants, by birth country
While President Obama’s executive order expanding deportation relief covered people from countries around the world, Mexicans were by far the group that will feel the most impact under existing and new guidelines.
Why is the teen birth rate falling?
The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What’s behind the trend?
Black president by 2013? Twenty years ago, about half of Americans thought there was a good chance
The historic moment may not have come as a surprise to many. Twenty years ago, about half of Americans (54%) thought the chances were good that we would have a black president by now, according to a 1993 Gallup/CNN/USA Today survey of U.S. adults, while 45% thought the chances were slim.
The black-white and urban-rural divides in perceptions of racial fairness
Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?
Will there be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants are eventually granted the right to vote? The data provide some insights.