Beth Jarosz is a senior research associate 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. Jarosz holds a master’s degree in demographic and social analysis from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s 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).
Disadvantage for Black Families Compounded by Economic Circumstances of Kin
Race may be a social construct but it’s one with consequences that may span generations. While both Black and white families can experience upward or downward wealth mobility from one generation to the next, studies show the dramatic socioeconomic disadvantages for Black families have persisted a…
Oldest Areas May Be Hardest Hit: The Importance of Age Structure in Understanding Mortality During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While we have much to learn yet about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2, commonly known as COVID-19, evidence to date suggests that deaths among people who have tested positive for the coronavirus are highest at older ages and near zero for young children.
Workers at Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Four in 10 Food Preparers and Servers Are Low-Income
The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe in 2020 will have long-term and widespread effects on the U.S. economy and labor force. A PRB analysis finds that workers in one of the hardest-hit sectors—food preparation and server-related occupations—are among the most economically vulnerable.
How Does the U.S. Census Bureau Count People Who Have More Than One Address?
The U.S. Census Bureau aims to count each person once—and only once—in the decennial census. It does that by determining how many people live at a every residential address. But how does it count people with more than one address? Or military personnel deployed overseas? Or people incarcerated in co…
New Fielding Methods and Innovations Are Planned for the 2020 Census
More than 300 million people live in the United States and getting an accurate count of each and every one of them is no easy feat. As the U.S. population has grown—from just under 4 million in 1790 to more than 329 million in 2019—the Census Bureau’s enumeration methods (how they count people) have…
Why Are They Asking That? What Everyone Needs to Know About 2020 Census Questions
By law, the U.S. government is required to count the number of people living in the United States every 10 years. Getting an accurate count is important because census numbers impact daily life in the United States in many ways.