Tim Henderson covers demographics for Stateline. He has been a reporter at the Miami Herald, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Journal News.
Death rates for people under 40 have skyrocketed. Blame fentanyl.
By: Tim Henderson - September 7, 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 31, 2023
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 up spending $102,000 to have their […]
A ‘she-cession’ no more: After COVID dip, women’s employment hits all-time high
By: Tim Henderson - July 20, 2023
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 men, a continuing challenge for states […]
Despite pandemic pay boost, low-wage workers still can’t afford basic needs
By: Tim Henderson - July 11, 2023
Their pay bump is the largest in more than 40 years, but inflation is taking a toll.
We’re older than we used to be, especially in these states | Analysis
By: Tim Henderson - June 28, 2023
As states age, the need for senior-friendly health care and housing grows; Pa. among ranks of oldest states.
Workers are less productive in key states. Here’s what that means for the economy | Analysis
By: Tim Henderson - June 7, 2023
Even states that have led productivity in recent years had decreases between 2021 and 2022.