Alicia VanOrman is a senior research associate in U.S. Programs who joined PRB in 2015. Her focus is on analyzing demographic trends in the United States, with an emphasis on child and family well-being. VanOrman has conducted research on marriage and cohabitation, fertility, and child and family well-being in the United States and more developed countries. Her research has been published in Demography, Demographic Research, Social Science Research, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. Prior to attending graduate school, she served as a research manager at GfK. VanOrman holds master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bryn Mawr College.
2020 Census Self-Response Rates Are Lagging in Neighborhoods at Risk of Undercounting Young Children
Self-response rates are lowest in neighborhoods with high concentrations of racial and ethnic minorities in the young child population, which could mean fewer dollars for communities that need funds the most.