PRB Topic Feed: Labor Force/Topics/LaborForce.aspxWeb Forum: Recession and Recovery in the United StatesThis "PRB Web Forum: Recession and Recovery in the United States" offers discussions, seminars, articles, and interviews with leading experts who focus on the economic, demographic, and social effects of the country's recent recession and recovery.09/29/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/webforum-recession.aspxf6f6bbdf-5b75-4079-b26e-72f5d628a98cPopWire: Preschoolers With Working Moms Rely on Grandparent's CareThere were nearly 11.3 million children younger than 5 whose mothers were employed in 2005. Of those, nearly one-third counted on regular care by a grandparent during their mother's working hours (30 percent), according to tables recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.03/15/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/popwiremarch2008.aspxbeb27525-b657-4815-bf59-f769971e56bfPopWire: Veterans Are More Likely to Be Homeless Than Other CiviliansAlthough U.S. veterans tend to be better off economically than nonveterans, they are more likely to be homeless than the total civilian population ages 18 and older. In fact, 26 percent of homeless people are veterans, but they make up just 11 percent of the adult population. 10/12/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/popwirenov2007.aspx9a0bff97-4f0b-4978-9f9a-a6905abda89cLabor Force Participation of Americans Ages 55 and OverThrough most of the 20th century, U.S. labor force participation rates have declined for men at older ages. The trend in labor force participation for older women has been one of steady increase.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/LaborForceParticipationofAmericansAges55andOver.aspx93ab0d42-0a68-4bad-8018-3f6144a8fc7bThe Changing Age Structure of U.S. TeachersOver the past two decades, the median age of primary and secondary school teachers increased from 36 to 43. With a large number of teachers approaching retirement age, it is projected that 2 million new teachers will need to be hired in the next decade.08/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/TheChangingAgeStructureofUSTeachers.aspx8fec8879-01b5-4f59-966e-591f50c0e74bPopWire: Hispanic Immigrants to U.S. See Progress on WagesAlthough immigrants are more likely to be low-wage workers than high-wage workers, how foreign-born workers fare depends on their country of origin and year of entry. Many foreign workers made significant progress between 1995 and 2005. 08/31/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/PopWireSept2007.aspx895a55c0-493f-4be1-9092-241656dad5f6The Size and Shape of America's GovernmentData from the Census show that men accounted for a greater share of the total civilian work force (54 percent), but women accounted for more than half of the employees in the public sector (55 percent). 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/TheSizeandShapeofAmericasGovernment.aspx83e1b71f-9a1b-4cd2-bfb4-bf41a2329f8aMore U.S. Women Outearning Their HusbandsOn average, women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, but there is also an increasing number of families in which wives earn more money than their husbands.03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/MoreUSWomenOutearningTheirHusbands.aspx48943bc6-11d4-4bef-91ce-f92c1b46bb13Single Mothers Still a Small Fraction of the U.S. Labor ForceThe proportion of U.S. children born to unmarried mothers has increased steadily since the early 1960s. But there has not been a big increase in the percentage of workers who are single parents of young children. 02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/SingleMothersStillaSmallFractionoftheUSLaborForce.aspx2f33bb8e-ce53-4519-88d9-139134c2b924U.S. Occupational SegregationHispanics, African Americans, and American Indians are more likely than non-Hispanic whites or Asians to work in lower-paying, semi-skilled jobs or as service workers.02/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/USOccupationalSegregation.aspx27b9344e-67cd-40e4-b039-7335b6602e0f