Program Director

Expertise: 2020 Census, American Community Survey, child well-being, demographic trends in the United States, estimation and forecasting, inequality.

Beth Jarosz is a program director in U.S. Programs. She joined PRB in 2013. Her focus is on subnational demographic and socio-economic trends, estimation and forecasting, and trends in child well-being. Jarosz previously worked as an instructor at Pensacola State College and as a demographer at the San Diego Association of Governments. She has been both a panelist and steering committee member for National Academies’ workshops on the American Community Survey and 2020 Census. She is currently vice president of the Association of Public Data Users and previously served as vice president of the Southern Demographic Association. Jarosz holds a master’s degree in demographic and social analysis from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rhode Island. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been quoted in national media, including Fortune and CityLab (The Atlantic).