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Census Briefs

Census Briefs provide, in a series of succinct reports, data on topics of current interest. Presented in narrative style accompanied by charts and tables, the reports summarize data from current economic and demographic surveys. Each brief also includes sources of additional information on the discussed topic.

Prior to November 1996, Census Briefs were called Statistical Briefs. Beginning in December, 1996, the Statistical Briefs series were redesigned and reissued as Census Briefs.

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Measuring the Productivity Impact of Pollution Abatement
This Brief summarizes findings of a study of the relationship between pollution abatement costs and the productivity of manufacturing plants.

Statistical Indicators on Women: An Asian Perspective
This brief looks at the demographic and socioeconomic state of women in 32 developing Asian and Pacific Island nations or areas.

Who Could Afford to Buy a House in 1991?
This Brief examines which families were most likely to be unable to afford a median-priced home, why they couldn’t buy one, and more.

Higher Wages Accompany Advanced Technology
This brief examines the use of new production technologies.

Poverty in the United States — Changes Between the Censuses
This brief examines changes in poverty rates over the past two decades for the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: A Profile
This brief presents a demographic and economic portrait of the Asian and Pacific Islander population as a whole.

Recessions Matter for State Tax Collections
This brief presents and discussions U.S. Census Bureau data on State government taxes and finances.

Bureaucrats Are Beyond the Beltway
This brief features findings on public employers and employees from selected reports.

Housing Changes: 1981 to 1991
This brief focuses on some of the housing-related changes in the decade between 1981 and 1991.

Who Owns America's Farmland?
This brief highlights data from the Agricultural Economics and Land Ownership Survey which details farm production, operations and owners.

Buying That First Home — A Look At New First-Time Homeowners
This brief compares those who moved into the first home they ever owned with others who also moved, but whose home wasn’t the first they had owned.

Education: The Ticket to Higher Earnings
This brief examines adults’ educational attainment, earnings per level of education and degree field, the amount of time it takes to earn degrees, and more.

Preparing for Retirement: Who Had Pension Coverage in 1991?
This brief examines how many wage and salary workers were covered by retirement plans other than Social Security and the factors influencing coverage rates.

Vacant Homes
This brief examines some of the characteristics of vacant units and how they’ve changed between 1989 and 1991 in each region and the Nation as a whole.

Black Americans: A Profile
This brief uses data collected by the Current Population Survey (CPS) to provide a demographic and economic portrait of the Black population in March 1991.

What Do We Pay For Living Space?
This brief shows how homeowners in each region compared in terms of: living space, monthly housing costs, home values, and real estate taxes.

America’s Income—Changes Between the Censuses
This brief discusses changes in median household money income over the past two decades for the 50 States and the District of Columbia.


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