February 19, 2009
September 23, 2008
As we stated on page one today, Oregon is a pretty average state. We fall near the middle on most indicators listed in the 2007 American Community Survey. Oregonians, including our aging workforce, are also open to new ideas. And if you happen to live in Portland, then you are most certainly green, clean, and active.
May 16, 2008
December 21, 2007
The 2008 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States is now available online. I am so excited! This resource is where to go when looking for who, what, and how many of just about anything in the United States. Published since 1878, the 2008 edition has 64 new tables. Here is a sampling:
November 24, 2007
The Hispanic Family in Flux from the Brookings Institute.
Summary: By virtue of its size, growth, and relative youth, the Hispanic population will have a growing impact on all policy matters related to the family. This impact will be large and distinctive. The growth of the Hispanic population has already slowed the decline of the two-parent parent family in the United States as immigration produces a steady flow of young adults with a higher propensity to marry than their native-born peers, both Latino and non-Latino. But, immigration, particularly under current policies, is also producing a disproportionate number of Hispanics who are geographically separated from their spouses. The dynamics shaping the Hispanic family are both complex and fluid. Within the Hispanic population there are notable differences in the prevalence of some key behaviors. Of greatest concern is the finding that births to women who are unmarried are more common among native-born Latinos than foreign born Latinos. Such differences are especially significant for the long term because a large and growing share of the youth population is made up of the native-born children of immigrants. Survey data shows that a powerful process of acculturation is taking place among immigrants and their offspring which produces an erosion of the strong sense of family evident among recent immigrants in favor of attitudes similar to those of non-Latinos in the U.S. population. Full Text Report (PDF)