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Families & Living Arrangements Working Papers

Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded official Census Bureau publications.

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Working Paper
Race & Hispanic Origin Reporting Across Admin. Records & Other Sources
This paper explores different methods to assign one race and one Hispanic response when responses are discrepant.

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Father-Provided Child Care among Married Couples
This paper looks at the economic shock of job loss among fathers on the provision of father-provided child care among married couple with an employed wife.

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Improving Measurement of Same-Sex Couples
In this paper, we review four research projects aimed at further enhancing the measurement of same-sex couples.

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Measuring Same-Sex Couples: Misreporting on Relationship and Sex
This paper investigates inconsistency in reports of couples’ relationship status versus sex in an experiment conducted during the 2013 American Housing Survey.

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Using Names to Improve Measurement of Same-Sex Married Couples in ACS
This poster estimates error in the ACS estimates of same-sex married couples using a names index.

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Historic Rise of Living Alone and Fall of Boarders in the US:1850-2010
Released to inform interested parties of ongoing research and to encourage discussion of work in progress.

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Timing Is Not Everything
Fertility delay has been linked to women’s increased educational attainment, labor force participation, and continuity of employment.

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Housing Crisis & Family Well-being: Examining Effects of Foreclosure
Housing Crisis and Family Well-being: Examining the Effects of Foreclosure on Families

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Was the Great Recession Unique?
Historical changes in population of 25–34 year olds who lived in the parental home against the seven recessions the United States has experienced since 1967.

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Matching Survey Data to Admin Records: Same-Sex Married Couples
Since they are a relatively small population among all households, same-sex couple households are difficult to estimate accurately.

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