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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
Family Complexity and Child Well-Being
Poster presentation on family complexity and child well-being, presented at the 2019 Southern Demographic Association meeting.

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Updates to Collection and Editing of Household Relationship Measures
The paper details the new data collection and processing of household data in the Current Population Survey

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The Chinese Diaspora: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Trends
This working paper examines key demographic elements of the global Chinese diaspora.

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Fathering Across Households
This paper uses a large, nationally representative dataset to examine the complexities of men’s fathering of minor children.

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Puerto Rican-Origin Children’s Living Arrangements
This research examines the ties among poverty, family migration and living arrangements of Puerto Rican-origin children living in PR and the US.

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The Changing Demographics of Unmarried Partners, 1996-2017
This poster examines the changing demographic characteristics of unmarried partners from 1996 to 2017.

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The Opioid Prescribing Rate and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This poster examines the relationship between the opioid prescribing rate and grandparents raising grandchildren.

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Using Administrative Records to Evaluate Child Care Expense Reporting
In this poster, we link self-reported child care expenses in the CPS ASEC to CCDF child care subsidy administrative records to see how closely they align.

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Changes to Household Data in CPS
This presentation details new changes to household data in CPS, specifically the noted improvement in measuring same-sex families and greater family diversity.

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Household and Community Characteristics and Children's Acculturation
The American Community Survey is used to explore the associations of household and community characteristics with children’s linguistic acculturation.

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The Link Between Socioeconomic Factors and Parental Mortality
In this paper, we use Wave 1 of the 2014 SIPP panel to evaluate whether linkages exist between socioeconomic factors and the timing of parental loss.


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