ERIC Number: ED327616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
How We're Changing: Demographic State of the Nation: 1990.
Current Population Reports, Series P-23 n170
This demographic overview summarizes some major findings from national surveys reported by the Census Bureau in 1990. Statistical data are drawn from the Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the American Housing Survey. The following trends are reported: (1) the decline in average household size begun in 1980 has leveled off at 2.63 persons per household; (2) the composition of the family has undergone major changes since 1970; (3) child care for preschool-age children is usually in a home environment; (4) college enrollment is increasing thanks in part to the increased number of "older" students; (5) about 8 million people living in households need help with everyday activities; (6) about 31 million people do not have health insurance; (7) median family income increased in 1989 by 1.4 percent over 1988; (8) the number of people living in poverty did not change between 1988 and 1989; and (9) home ownership rates vary widely by demographic, social, and economic characteristics. Statistical data are presented in six graphs. The telephone numbers of contact persons for future information are included. (FMW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.