Tim Henderson covers demographics for Stateline. He has been a reporter at the Miami Herald, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Journal News.
States see influx of migrants from India, Venezuela and China
By: Tim Henderson - September 19, 2023
This story originally appeared in Stateline. NEW YORK — A late-pandemic surge of new arrivals from India, Venezuela and China, reflecting people with legal visas and those fleeing across the United States’ southern border seeking asylum, helped bring more than 900,000 new immigrants to the U.S. between 2021 and 2022, according to a Stateline analysis […]
Death rates for people under 40 have skyrocketed. Blame fentanyl.
By: Tim Henderson - September 6, 2023
A new Stateline analysis shows that U.S. residents under 40 were relatively unscathed by COVID-19 in the pandemic but fell victim to another killer: accidental drug overdose deaths. Death rates in the age group were up by nearly a third in 2021 over 2018, and last year were still 21% higher. COVID-19 was a small […]
Fertility health coverage is still hard to come by in many states
By: Tim Henderson - July 29, 2023
This story originally appeared in Stateline. As fertility rates drop and more women postpone childbirth into their 30s and 40s, more states are considering mandating that private insurers cover fertility treatments to help people start a family without the crushing out-of-pocket expenses. Such laws would help people such as Miraya and Andy Gran of Bloomington, Minnesota, who ended […]
A ‘she-cession’ no more: After COVID dip, women’s employment hits all-time high
By: Tim Henderson - July 20, 2023
This story originally appeared in Stateline. After fears of a “she-cession” during the pandemic, women have returned to the workforce at unprecedented rates. Much of the gain reflects a boom in jobs traditionally held by women, including nursing and teaching. Many good-paying jobs in fields such as construction and tech management are still dominated by […]
Despite pandemic pay boost, low-wage workers still can’t afford basic needs
By: Tim Henderson - July 11, 2023
This story originally appeared in Stateline. Employers grappling with a nationwide labor shortage gave low-wage workers the largest pay increases in most states between 2019 and last year. But even so, many of those workers — more than 40% of all U.S. households, by one estimate — are struggling to cover the inflated costs of […]