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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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"Rust Belt" Rebounds
This brief, focuses on traditional centers of heavy industry in the Midwest, and the shift from a mostly goods-related economy to a service-based economy.

New Ideas for Measuring Labor Productivity
This brief breaks down aggregate productivity numbers for the automobile repair industry to provide more detailed statistics.

Russia's New Problem — Poverty
Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, that country's economic and social system worked in a practical sense.

“Too Busy” to Vote
This brief examines the most popular reasons citizens have for not voting.

Neighborhood Pride: Most People Like Where They Live
This brief looks at the level of neighborhood satisfaction and problems, such as crime and traffic, which can undercut a sense of neighborhood in a community.

Children Without Health Insurance
This brief, based on March 1997 Current Population Survey data, reports on how well American children are protected by health insurance in 1996.

Increase in At-Home Workers Reverses Earlier Trend
This brief analyzes trends in work-at-home patterns: who these workers are, what kind of work they do and how often they do it.

Women in the United States: A Profile
This brief, based on Current Population Survey data, reports on the status of women in the United States.


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