Dec. 10, 2015

5 takeaways about the American middle class

The middle class has long been the country’s economic majority, but our new analysis finds that’s no longer true.

Dec. 9, 2015

Are you in the American middle class? Find out with our income calculator

Our new calculator lets you find out which economic group you are in – first compared with all American adults, and then compared with other adults similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status.

Nov. 11, 2015

Record share of young women are living with their parents, relatives

A larger share of young women live at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since 1940, as more attend college and marry later in life.

Oct. 5, 2015

Today’s newly arrived immigrants are the best-educated ever

Four-in-ten immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the past five years had completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% of newly arrived immigrants were similarly educated.

Sep. 11, 2015

Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever

Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.

Aug. 17, 2015

Analysis shows fewer Hispanic young adults ‘disconnected’ from school, jobs

Helped by the economic recovery, the share not working or enrolled in school dropped to a historic low of 16% by 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis found.

May. 11, 2015

Millennials surpass Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force

With its disproportionately large share of immigrants, and at an age of transition from college to the working world, the Millennial generation’s workforce is highly likely to grow even further in the near future.

Mar. 19, 2015

How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago

Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.

Feb. 4, 2015

America’s ‘middle’ holds its ground after the Great Recession

The share of Americans who live in middle-income households has held steady since 2010 – a flat trend that might actually be good news.

Jan. 20, 2015

Hispanics to benefit from Obama’s community college plan

More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity.