From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.
How Americans are – and aren’t – making eco-friendly lifestyle changes
Two-thirds of Americans say people will have to make major changes in the way they live to reduce the effects of climate change, but data on how much people have actually adopted several recommended lifestyle changes paints a very mixed picture.
As American homes get bigger, energy efficiency gains are wiped out
U.S. homes are more energy-efficient per square foot than they used to be. But they’re also bigger, and their increased size offsets most of the efficiency gains.
Where people say giving bribes gets you ahead in life
Whether it’s to cover up a scandal or score a business contract – the act of bribery is widespread across the world.
The best and worst cities for women looking to marry
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but it turns out that in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
Our case study found people were less likely to discuss the Snowden-NSA story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.
In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012.
Young Adults Drive Increase in Multi-Generational Living
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households, which spiked during the Great Recession, has risen to a record 57 million in 2012, including about one-in-four young adults ages 25-34.
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Experts predict the rise of embedded and wearable computing will enhance our health, productivity, safety and access to information. But it will also bring challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations and tech complexity that boggles us.
Digital Life in 2025
Experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.”