In This Issue
Parents with Nonstandard Working Schedules
The Growing Black-White Wage Gap
Urban Revival is a Myth
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Issue: #505

December 13, 2017  

The Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma, a program of the provides access to data generated from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Parents Burning the Midnight (and Weekend) Oil
From: U.S. Census Bureau,  Census Blogs

Of the 72.3 million children in the United States living with at least one of their parents, 43 percent (31.0 million) live with a parent who is working a nonstandard schedule. 
Any schedule that does not reflect the traditional Monday through Friday daytime schedule is considered nonstandard. Parents with more than one job are considered nonstandard workers if any of the jobs have nonstandard schedules, such as evenings/nights, irregular or weekend hours.
The Unexplainable Growing Black-White Wage Gap
From: Bureau of Labor Statistics

For the past several decades, black workers have fared worse than white workers in the U.S. labor market. Despite government policies designed to reduce or eliminate racial disparities, black workers continue to experience lower wages and higher unemployment rates than Whites. 

The latest evidence comes from a recent study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Authors  show that black workers still earn less than their white counterparts in a worsening trend that holds true even after accounting for differences in age, education, job type, and geography.
The Urban Revival is a Myth, and the Surburbs are Surging
From: New Geography

The past decade has seen a gusher of books arguing for and detailing the supposed ascendency of dense urban cores.
But as shown in  Infinite Suburbia, a new book co-edited by Joel Kotkin and Alan Berger, the vast majority of American economic and demographic growth continues to take place in the suburbs.
Until Next Week,

Melanie Poulter
Program Manager
Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma


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