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2011-05-09 09:23:00

Census Bureau Reports "Delayer Boom" as More Educated Women Have Children Later WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women with a college degree are experiencing a "delayer boom," giving birth at a later age than other women but still having fewer children overall by the end of their childbearing years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The finding comes from a comparison of the 2000 and 2010 Fertility...

2011-05-05 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) What: The village of Plato, Mo., will celebrate its selection as the 2010 Census Center of Population on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. CDT. The mean center of population is the point at which an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all 308.7 million residents are...

2011-04-29 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Census Bureau is reinstating its Embargo Policy, which allows embargo access to select news releases and data products, effective immediately. The first product that will be available for embargo are the 2010 Census Demographic Profiles, which will be posted to the embargo site at 10:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 3 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 5. Wire and distribution services are prohibited from distributing...

2011-04-26 10:25:00

More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Reports New Data Provide Most Detailed Look Ever at Years of School Completed WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the employed population 25 and older, 37 percent of women had attained a bachelor's degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35 percent of men, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, among all adults 25 and older, 29.6 percent of women and 30.3 percent of men had...

2011-04-25 08:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter's proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition. (Logo:...

2011-04-20 09:46:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration -- 101 years ago, June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was...

2011-04-05 05:00:00

57% of Immigrant Households with Children Receive Welfare WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau data show that the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with children (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes. The welfare programs examined in this report are SSI (Supplemental Security Income for...

2011-03-31 00:00:30

April 5 Webinar Shows How Marketers Can Profit From Census Data and In-Depth Data Resources on the American Population. To register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/gb1x3x0i05dn. Miami (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011 For private industry, the 2010 Census contains data that businesses will use to improve their target marketing efforts. An upcoming April 5th webinar will feature experts who highlight key data from the 2010 Census that is now available, and how its value extends far beyond...

2011-03-25 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. The battle lasted four hours and ended in a victory for the Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, Cinco de Mayo has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO)...

2011-02-22 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Women's History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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