Linda A. Jacobsen, Vice President
U.S. Programs

PRB's U.S. Programs conduct research and analyze demographic, social, and economic trends for the United States and other developed countries. We inform decisionmakers, educators, the media, and concerned citizens about these changing trends and their implications for important public policies.

PRB's U.S. Programs focus on a wide range of topics, including the following key areas: Children and Youth; Households and Families; Population Dynamics; Aging; Education and Workforce; Inequality and Poverty; Migration; and Rural and Regional Analyses.

What Distinguishes Us

PRB's U.S. Programs has a strong reputation as a producer of high-quality, objective data and analysis. We have extensive knowledge and experience with data from the U.S. Decennial Census, American Community Survey (ACS), Current Population Survey, Vital Statistics, and other products of the federal statistical system. We offer:

Custom Research. For more than 20 years, we have been using the latest data to develop specialized products that meet our funders’ and partners’ needs. We have assisted the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Foundation for Child Development and the Girl Scout Research Institute in developing new state-level indices of well-being for children and girls, and the National Council of La Raza in producing a policy brief and state data book highlighting demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Latino children in the United States. We have also produced a state-level database and co-authored a series of data briefs on low-income working families in America for the Working Poor Families Project.

Tailored Training. We conduct face-to-face and online training that empowers advocates and researchers to access a wealth of U.S. demographic data. At PRB trainings for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT network, advocates learn to use data to support their work.

Developing and Coordinating Communities of Practice. U.S. Programs is developing a new American Community Survey Data Users Group to improve understanding of the value and utility of ACS data and to facilitate communication among ACS data users through an online community forum, webinars, special sessions at professional meetings, and an annual conference.

Conducting Analysis and Disseminating Results. We have over 20 years of experience analyzing U.S. demographic, social, and economic trends and disseminating our results through high-quality reports, web articles, presentations, and media outreach. We excel in translating population research for nontechnical audiences.

Current Projects and Programs

American Community Survey Data Users Group 

Appalachia: Demographic and Socioeconomic Trends 

Center for Public Information on Population Research 

Demography and Economics of Aging 

Indicators of Well-Being for California's Children 

KIDS COUNT 

KIDS COUNT Data Workshops

Modeling STEM Workforce Dynamics Using Microsimulation & Multi-State Life Tables

The Role of Demographic and Family Background Characteristics in Trends in U.S. College Completion 

'State of Girls' Report, Database, and Index of Well-Being 

2015-2016 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program

Working Poor Families Project 


Archived Programs and Projects

Here are several of our past programs and projects.

Assessment of the U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
Children in Immigrant Families
Global Aging Monitoring Project
Trends in Science & Engineering Labor Force


For more information:

Linda A. Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Vice President, U.S. Programs
Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-1100
Fax: 202-328-3937