Demographics Research Group Census Brief: Low-Wage Employment (July 2014)
The economic characteristics of a household complicate or ameliorate the situation of low-wage hourly employees.
New Insights on Childhood Poverty (with Anna K. Rorem) (May 2014)
One in three children living in Virginia lives in or near poverty.
Culture of American Families: Executive Report (November 2012)
(with Carl Desportes Bowman, James Davison Hunter, and Jeffrey S. Dill)
The 35 page summary of the Culture of American Families Project.
Children who live with married parents can be poor, too (with Anna K. Rorem) in the Richmond Dispatch-Times, May 30, 2014.
StatChat, From the Demographics Research Group at the University of Virginia
How much does the social safety net help?
Includes an interactive chart showing the addition of social safety net on household resources.
Low-wage workers are more diverse than you think
The demographic characteristics of low-wage workers demonstrate that any decision to raise the minimum wage will impact more than parents, students, and young adults, and will likely provide a more secure financial footing for a sizable minority of Americans.
Extended families: Weapon against child poverty?
Residential extended families can provide a buffer against poverty, but also highlight the limitations of eliminating child poverty by adding more adults to a household.
Counting all the concubines
The Census, and other surveys, does more than simply count. It sorts us into categories which reflect our cultural values.