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.
2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Trends in Child Well-Being
The 2018 Data Book focuses on key trends in child well-being during the economic recovery following the Great Recession. Over the last six years, children experienced gains in economic well-being, but results were mixed for the Health, Education, and Family and Community domains.