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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
An Assessment of the June 2020 CPS Fertility Supplement
The purpose of this paper is to examine the quality of the June 2020 CPS Fertility Supplement.

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Family Pies: Effects of Family Resource Shares in Childhood
Effects of birth order on various outcomes have been extensively studied in both life sciences and social sciences.

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Implementation of the Revised Relationship to Householder Item
This paper evaluates the results of the implementation of the updated relationship to householder item.

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2022 ACS Content Test: Round 3 Cognitive Testing Results
This report summarizes results from Round 3 of cognitive testing, which gathered feedback from individuals in groups quarters facilities and Puerto Rico.

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2022 ACS Content Test: Round 1 and Round 2 Cognitive Testing Results
This report summarizes results from two rounds of cognitive testing for the 2022 ACS Content Test.

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The New Great Migration and Black Marriage Trends in the South
Using data from the ACS, this study examines whether the percentage of college-educated Black adults in southern MSAs is associated with marriage prevalence.

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Leave Usage Following a First Birth Among Men in the United States
This paper uses SIPP data to describe patterns of leave usage among men over time and model factors associated with the likelihood of men to take leave.

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Parental Veteran Status and Poverty among U.S. Children
This poster uses the 2019 CPS ASEC to examine how coresidence with a veteran parent is associated with the chances that children live in or near poverty.

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Evaluation of the Reintroduced Parental Leave Content in the 2019 SIPP
The purpose of this paper is to note basic distributions and corresponding allocation rates for the parental leave content in 2019.

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Parenthood and Partnerships Among Young Adults
This paper uses the 2018 SIPP to analyze the socioeconomic characteristics, living arrangements, and parental involvement patterns of parents 15-22 years old.

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The Value Added of a Multidimensional Deprivation Index
The value of a multidimensional deprivation index over and above income poverty measures is explored.

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Child Care Subsidies and the Labor Force Outcomes for Working Married Mothers
Using Census data and administrative records, this study finds that child care subsidies improve labor force outcomes for working married mothers.

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His State or Her State? Married Couples' States of Birth and Current Residence: 1900-2018
This poster examines trends in the states of birth and current residence of married couples from 1900-2018.

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Child Well-Being and Transitions in the Presence of Parents
Study uses 2018 SIPP data to address children’s selection into family instability & analyze the relationship between parental transitions & child well-being.

Working Paper
Statistical Language Performance at the U.S. Census Bureau
This paper compares the runtime of different programming languages while performing basic data management tasks and presents information on the wide variations.

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Risk of Parental Death Across the Life Course
This paper estimates the risk of parental death across the life course using data from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).

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Synthesizing Familial Linkages for Privacy in Microdata
Synthetic data has become a successful way to provide external researchers a chance to conduct a wide variety of analyses on microdata.

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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.

Working Paper
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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Child Care Cost Estimates in SIPP and CPS ASEC
This paper compares child care cost estimates in SIPP and CPS ASEC.

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Gender, Work Context and Nonstandard Work Schedules Among Parents
This paper uses SIPP 2014 to analyze parents working a nonstandard schedule.

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How husbands and wives report their earnings when she earns more
This paper compares the earnings reported for husbands and wives in the CPS with their “true” earnings from administrative income-tax records.

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Puerto Rican-Origin Children’s Living Arrangements
This poster examines family, social and demographic characteristics of Puerto Rican-origin children in Puerto Rico and the United States in 2006 and 2015.

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Union Formation and Dissolution: SIPP 2014
This study uses SIPP 2014 to examine union formation and union dissolution using a variety of sociodemographic variables for those who have a union transition.

Working Paper
Economic Security and Marriage Rates for Young Adults
Examines the role of socioeconomic characteristics (e.g., labor force participation, wages, poverty, and housing) on the marriage rates of young adults.

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Examining Change in Interracial/Interethnic Married-Couple Households
This poster examines geographic change in the prevalence of interracial and interethnic married-couple households from 2000 to 2012-2016.

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Family and Household Composition After the Great Recession
This poster examines the relationship between the 100 most populous metropolitan statistical areas’ economic well-being and family and household measures.

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