Number of Latino children caught trying to enter U.S. nearly doubles in less than a year
The number of unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America who were apprehended at the U.S. border has nearly doubled in less than a year.
Generation X: America’s neglected ‘middle child’
Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters like me. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.
Are minority births the majority yet?
Two years ago, the Census Bureau announced the nation had reached a new demographic tipping point. But new data shows that tipping point may not have arrived yet.
5 facts about today’s college graduates
Facts and figures about college graduates.
Census says it will count same-sex marriages, but with caveats
The new approach reflects the bureau’s evolving policy on reporting household relationships, as it tries to keep pace with social change.
Public and private college grads rank about equally in life satisfaction
College graduates report about the same amount of personal satisfaction and economic well-being later in life whether they attended a private or public college.
By many measures, more borrowers struggling with student-loan payments
More people are having trouble keeping up with their student-loan payments than in years past, several studies show.
5 key findings about student debt
A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.
Census struggles to reach an accurate number on gay marriages
Same-sex marriage is now legal in Washington, D.C., and 17 states (and Arkansas will join them, if a lower-court judge’s ruling last week is upheld). Now the federal government’s task is to produce an accurate count of same-sex married couples.
Opting out? About 10% of highly educated moms are staying at home
Among mothers with professional degrees, such as medical degrees, law degrees or nursing degrees, 11% are out of the workforce in order to care for their families, as are 9% of Master’s degree holders and 6% of mothers with a Ph.D.