REPORTSDemographics 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.OP-EDChildren who live with married parents can be poor, too (with Anna K. Rorem) in the Richmond Dispatch-Times, May 30, 2014.BLOGStatChat, From the Demographics Research Group at the University of Virginia
Posts Include: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.