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.
2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book Reports Improvements and Persistent Disparities in Children’s Well-Being
The 31st edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual assessment of how children are faring in the United States and in each state, was published on June 22, 2020. The 2020 Data Book is based on the most recent data available (2018 data for most indicators) and document…
U.S. Household Composition Shifts as the Population Grows Older; More Young Adults Live With Parents
Household size and composition play an important role in the economic and social well-being of families and individuals. The number and characteristics of household members affect the types of relationships and the pool of economic resources available within households, and they may have a broader i…
2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Continued Improvements—and Gaps—in Child Well-Being
The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book was published on June 17, 2019. The KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual assessment of how children are faring in the United States and in each state, features a comprehensive index of child well-being and includes a national profil…
The Net Undercount of Young Children in the U.S. Census
In the 2010 U.S. Census, young children (ages 0 to 4) were more likely to be missed than any other age group, Census Bureau research shows. More than one in 10 young children were not counted in 2010, and the net undercount rate for young children (the percent of children who were missed minus the […
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.
The IPUMS online data analysis system provides a way to create custom tabulations and analyses from microdata, such as from the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (ACS PUMS) files and the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), without using sta…
New Research Finds Health-Promoting Improvements Concentrated in More Advantaged U.S. Neighborhoods
The concentration of neighborhood improvement in more advantaged neighborhoods provides residents—who already have better health outcomes, on average, than those in less advantaged neighborhoods—with opportunities to become even healthier.