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Children Continue to be More Involved in Some Extracurricular Activities
New U.S. Census Bureau historical tables show both girls and boys are taking more lessons and playing more sports than in 1998.
Most Kids With Parent in Same-Sex Relationship Live With Female Couple
Children whose parent was in a same-sex relationship in 2019 were more likely to be adopted than those living with a parent in an opposite-sex relationship.
The Opportunity Project Tackles Six New Challenges to Help Communities
New challenges include finding ways to support children in Puerto Rico and help communities transition to renewable energy.
Who Is Receiving Social Safety Net Benefits?
A new data tool allows users to explore thousands of social safety statistics 2013-2019 and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of recipients.
Fertility Rates: Declined for Younger Women, Increased for Older Women
Despite broader stability in fertility trends, a Census Bureau analysis shows that the age at which U.S. women gave birth changed from 1990 to 2019.
Income and Poverty
Less Hunger in At-Risk Households During Pandemic Expansion of School Meals Program
Participation rates in free school lunch programs remain higher for lower income children even when program was expanded during the pandemic.
Despite Efforts, Census Undercount of Young Children Persists
Improving data for young children in all Census Bureau products is the focus of a new cross-directorate working group.
Who Was Undercounted, Overcounted in the 2020 Census?
The U.S. Census Bureau used two measures of coverage to estimate who was missed or counted more than once in the 2020 Census.
Harder to Pay the Bills Now That Child Tax Credit Payments Have Ended
As Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments ended in December, more households with children reported struggling to cover household expenses.
Over a Quarter of Children Lived With At Least One Foreign-Born Parent
A new report reveals that children living with at least one foreign-born parent are more likely to live with two parents than children with native-born parents.
Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings
Are your retirement savings related to the number of times you have been married or the number of partners with whom you have children?
Parents and Children Interacted More During COVID-19
During Covid-19 lockdowns, parents changed how they interacted with children: more dinners and reading together but fewer outings.
No Kids, No Care? Childlessness Among Older Americans
New Census Bureau report details demographic, economic and household characteristics of childless older adult population compared to older biological parents.
Pre-COVID Early Childhood Enrollment Grew, More in Public Preschools
Before COVID-19, preschool enrollment was increasing as state funding of early education programs grew and the federal government is now proposing universal
Measuring Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Working Moms
Census Bureau study shows receipt of child care subsidies may keep working married mothers in the labor force and lowers wage gap between spouses.
Elementary, Secondary School Revenue, Spending Increased in Most Areas
Preliminary data show most categories of elementary and secondary school system spending increased from FY2019 to FY2020, with some exceptions due to COVID-19.
U.S. Births Declined During the Pandemic
Several factors affect the birth rate but the pandemic did have an impact: births declined but began to rise again in March of this year.
Two-Thirds of Recent First-Time Fathers Took Time Off After Birth
For the first time, the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation asked both men and women about their use of parental leave.
Who Was Lifted Out of Poverty by Stimulus Payments?
Supplemental Poverty Measure shows that the first two rounds of stimulus payments during the pandemic helped pull 11.7 million people out of poverty in 2020.
Uninsured Rates for Children in Poverty Increased 2018–2020
Changes in children’s health coverage varied by poverty status from 2018 to 2020.
Children Experienced Episodic Poverty at Higher Rate Than Adults
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report explores episodic and chronic poverty rates among children, working-age adults and seniors from 2013-2016.
Teachers Preparing for 2021-2022 School Year
New school activities on relevant topics such as apportionment results from the 2020 Census are available to teachers for free.
Census Survey Now Asks about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
Phase 3.2 of the Household Pulse Survey now includes questions on sexual orientation and gender identity, vaccinations of children and the new Child Tax Credit.
Most Kids Receiving SNAP Get at Least One Other Safety Net Benefit
Most children participating in SNAP receive benefits from multiple programs. Eligibility guidelines determine which programs cover children.
Living Arrangements of Young Parents: Solo, Married, Partner or Parent
There were 1.8 million biological parents ages 15-22 in the United States in 2018 and half were living with a spouse or unmarried partner.
Unmarried Opposite-Sex Couples Cohabitating More Likely to Both Work
New Census Bureau tables on America’s families show differences in the employment status of unmarried and married opposite-sex couples that live together.
Veterans and Those They Left Behind: What Benefits Do They Receive?
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation shows that about 600,000 “survivor” households received military compensation in 2017.
Teacher Appreciation Week Especially Significant in The Time of COVID
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools tools and resources aim to lessen the burden on teachers seeking additional activities for their students.
U.S. Childhood Disability Rate Up in 2019 From 2008
A new Census Bureau brief shows that childhood disability rates were highest among American Indian and Alaska Native children and those in poverty.
2020 Census To Help School Districts Prepare for Next Era of Students
An accurate count of children can help communities meet the need for more educational resources, including new schools.
When Larry the Cucumber and Daniel Tiger Speak, Children Listen
Kids learn why it’s important to be counted in the 2020 Census from their favorite VeggieTales characters.
Census Works With Various Organizations to Count Children in 2020
Census Bureau joins national and local partners at an event in Cleveland on Feb. 22 to raise awareness about the importance of counting kids in 2020.
Big Push to Count Every Newborn and Young Child in 2020 Census
Children under 5 are one of the largest undercounted groups in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau is making a concerted effort to count all children.